Places to visit

Birth House of Vavro Šrobár in Lisková

The Birth House of Vavro Šrobár is situated in the town of Lisková, approximately 5 km away from the centre of Ružomberok.

The house has a memorial plaque made of white marble. It was revealed during Šrobár’s life, in 1937, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

The plaque says: “This is the birth house of Dr. Vavro Šrobár, the first minister plenipotentiary for the administration of Slovakia.”

Vavro Šrobár was one of the most important politicians in our modern-day history. He was born on August 9, 1867. After the establishment of the Czechoslovak Republic, he became a minister invested with full power for the administration of Slovakia. Later he held the office of the minister of education and national enlightenment, and during the Slovak National Uprising, he became the chairman of the National Council of the Uprising. After the end of World War II, he became the minister of finances and later the minister for law unification. He died on December 6, 1950.