Temple of Goddess Minerva




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The temple of the goddess Pallas Athena or Minerva, who in antiquity was associated with wisdom and power, was for many years a romantic secluded place in the shade of trees. In front of the temple, there was a clearing with stone benches for visitors to take a rest. This idyllic place was part of the park until World War II. The temple was built in antique style between 1800 and 1810 and is open on three sides. There are four Dorian columns bearing a low saddle roof. The back wall had a niche to accommodate a statue of the goddess Minerva (also nicknamed Barbora) until 1918, when it was torn out and broken into pieces by locals celebrating the fall of the monarchy after the end of World War I. In 2008, the temple underwent a renovation to which various artists and craftsmen contributed. The niche reserved for a statue of the goddess has, however, remained empty.





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Thank you

The „Renovation and Revitalization of the Historical Park in Lednické Rovne“ benefits from a € 999,789 grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA grants. The project has been co-financend  from the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 149,968 €. The aim of the project is to  "To restore and revitalise pavements, hypodrome, to cut down some woody plants and planting of new onces instead. A new mobiliare and new rest areas will be placed in the Historical park in Lednicke Rovne. A local Museum of Glass will be renewed and International Glass symposium artworks will be set up within the park. Glass manufacturing and the historical park will be propagated".