The small village of Borša (Hungarian: Borsi) is located in the southeastern part of Slovakia, near the Hungarian border. The main attraction in the village is the Renaissance style Rákóczi Mansion; this is where Ferenc Rákóczi II, later Prince of Transylvania, was born. The fortified mansion, which was built in the 1570’s, came into the possession of the Rákóczi family in 1616. During the 1630’s the building was enlarged by the addition of the north- and south-wings, and the corner-bastions.
The remains of the moat around the U-shaped, two-storey fortified mansion can still be seen today. The Renaissance style door- and window-frames have also survived.