Places to visit

Memorial Townsmen House of the Makovicky Family

The Memorial Townsmen House is situated in the centre of Ružomberok, at Podhora Street no. 9.

The two-storey house was built in 1867.

It was the birth house of Dušan Makovický, an important Slovak personality. He was a translator, a publicist, a writer, a patriot and a personal doctor of the world-famous Russian writer, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy. His father, Peter Makovický, was the founder of Ružomberok’s paper industry and “bryndza” cheese plant.  There were other well-known personalities from this family who also lived in the house, such as writer Bohdana Makovická – Škultétyová.

An interesting fact is that this building was the venue of the first theatre performance in Slovak language in Ružomberok.

Mounted to the corner of the house is a bronze memorial plaque, which commemorates Dušan Makovicky.

Currently, the building is used as a branch of the Social Insurance Agency.