Location: Nitriansky kraj, okres Levice, Brhlovce

GPS: N48°12'52'' E18°44'19''

The complex of rock dwellings squeezed in tuff rocks situated several kilometres east of Levice, in the village BRHLOVCE, is unique in the territory of Slovakia.

The origin of rare rock dwellings in Slovakia is not altogether clear. Some authors associate it with possible hiding places in time of Turkish raids in the 16th century, others link it to the economic activities, particularly wine growing.

Rock dwellings situated in the village part Šurdaare from the 18th and 20th centuries. Some of them are still used for dwelling, others serve aswine cellars.

The exhibition of popular dwelling is situated in a house with its backyard cut into the tuff rocks. It demonstrates the original way of housing in this region. The yard No. 142 was awarded the international recognition Europa Nostra 1993 for conservation and restoring of the architectural monument. The exhibition of popular dwelling is an external exhibition of the Levice-based Tekov Museum.

The backyard number 142 was presented with an international award for the preservation and restoration of the architectural monument Europa Nostra 1993.

Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA