The former Classic district house was built and used during the reign of emperor I. Franz Joseph in 1857. The face of the building is decorated by the coat-of-arms of the Honty district, and statues which symbolise the four virtues: wisdom, love-of-country, hard work and justice. Next to the entrance you can see the bust of poet Janko Kráľ. In the entrance hall you can find the coat-of-arms of the Honty district from the 18th century, as well as the coat-of-arms of the town from the second half of 20th century. At the same place there is the portrait of musician Béla Bartók. He collected the folk music of Hont in 1910 in the country yard, which resembles in its decoration. The portrait of Béla Bartók is situated at the right wing of the building at the hall of Ľudovít Simonyi Gallery. There we can see art exhibitions, and a permanent exhibition of Ľ. Simonyi artist. The memorial plaque on the building’s face reminds us of his life, as well.
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