Miniature Park is located in western Slovakia in Trencin region , district Nove Mesto. Located in the heart of the village Podolie the elementary school campus, the road Willow - Nove Mesto. Road runs above the eastern foothills of the Little Carpathians mountain range , in the shadow of the top of the Great Plešivec. Supervision of the area is also fabulous Čahtický castle , thanks to the infamous calumnies Elizabeth Bathory .
Models built according to scientific reconstructions are placed outdoors in the area of elementary school. At present, there are 27 patterns - eg. reconstruction of the castle Brunch, Red Stone, Krupinská Vartovka, Živánska, barber Castle, New Castle in Banska Štiavnica Jelsava Castle, Castle Revište, church in Klížska Hradište, Tvrdošínska church Šivetice Castle, Castle mini-fridge, Tematín castle and castle Čachtice. It is believed that in the area of Matthew's Kingdom will be built about 50 models of Slovak and foreign sites .
Miniature Park - Matthew's kingdom was launched in 2003. From the village Podolie obtain land in elementary school . Land is deforested and made it essential to finish. Followed his fencing and construction of the first model - Castle Brunch . He was supported by the European Union. In October 2003 the first model was baptized , accompanying program organized fencing group Tiara from Martin.
In 2004 we were starting cautiously began to build a comprehensive model makeover castle - its core . Although he was supported by the European Union. On the other hand, from its own resources were built small models Živánska tower Krupinská Vartovka, Jelsava castle .
in 2005 continued to completion makeover Castle - large moat . It started making model Šivetického castle.
The Park thumbnails are placed models in 1:25 and 1:50 scales. A larger scale objects are processed rare churches and small objects . These include churches in Klížska Hradište and Lančár, wooden churches in Luke-Venécii, Inovce, poplar and cloudy solution. This scale is treated as Krupinská Vartovka . The 1:50 scale models are processed all castles. The advantage of models is that their visitors can see the full beauty of the "Falcon perspective" . They see them on all sides so you can fully enjoy their diversity, robustness and beauty . In real life they can not see so many of them are overgrown forests and bushes.
Models are built on a scientific basis. They use the available materials, floor plans, vistas, archival sources and drawings, internet and especially cooperation with experts and castles. The formation of some models have helped directly and indirectly Šimkovic Michal, Martin Bona, Peter Horanský, Miroslav straw Robert Mazánik, König Frigyesz and many others. Many materials acquired with the assistance of staff from the Archives Slovak Monuments Office in Bratislava . In developing the model makeover Chateau help them Holic . Huge amount of detail afforded own photographing and measuring the castle itself.
Often the question arises that arises as a model. Preceded by a phase of drawing obtaining documents from archives and other sources. In them are particularly important in plan, altitudinal and facade drawings. The following historical postcards, old images, engravings, Views, real photo shoot and measurement field. In the next stage, make a proposal for contemporary development and subsequent bending details castle on individual objects so that they can craft handle.
The park can be reached by bike along the red route cycle-Small Carpathian , hikers can get there without problems, since the park is located in the center of the village. The park is also a gift shop where you can find among other things, the new edition of promotional material titled "Tips for Trips" which contains 8 titles , where you can spend your free time in the region.