Bojnice castle

Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
District: Prievidza
City / Municipality: Bojnice
Latitude: 48° 46' 48.67896" / 48.7801886
Longitude: 18° 34' 38.710200000072" / 18.57741950000002
Included in categories: Castles, Castle museums and mansions, Museums
Castle Bojnice Bojnice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice, Slovakia. It is a Romantic castle with some original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12th century. Bojnice Castle is one of the most visited castles in Slovakia, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and also being a popular filming stage for fantasy and fairy-tale movies.

The castle is renowned for its attractions, including the popular Castle Fairytale, the International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits and the Summer Music Festival. The romantic castle is also a popular location for filming fairy tale movies, such as Fantaghirò. It hosts the single most popular museum in Slovakia and has featured in many movies.

Bojnice Castle is surrounded by the castle park featuring numerous species of trees. The park also contains the Bojnice Zoo, the oldest and one of the most visited zoos in Slovakia. The castle park continues in the form of a forest park in the Strážov Mountains.

Character park

The park around Bojnice Castle is planted as a natural park. Originally it should have been a romantic park with various attractions, e. g.  ruins. The first record about the gardeners of Bojnice Castle comes from 1910. There are several rare and interesting trees in the character park these days.

Lime Tree of King Matej

According to a legend the tree was planted by Matus Cak Trenciansky in the year 1301, when the last king of the Arpad family Ondrej III died. The lime tree grew into a wonderful majestic tree. In the best times of the tree the crown measured about 36 meters in diameter, the main branches grew up to the height of 28 meters and the perimeter of tree trunk measured 12 meters.

King Matej Korvin (1458 - 1490), who loved to stay in Bojnice very much, held great dinner parties as well as meetings under the lime tree. His relation to the tree is documented in the royal document witch is closed which the formulas “Sub nostris dilectis tillis bojniciensibus”  - Under our beautiful Bojnice lime trees. Thanks to this fact it became well-known as Lime Tree of King Matej.

The beautiful tree was held in respect not only by the inhabitants of Bojnice but also by enemies. During years many storms and winds damaged its main parts. At the beginning of the 50s the workers of the Slovak National Museum in Bojnice found that the tree was deteriorating too quickly so they decided to rescued it.

The first record of the treatment of the lime tree is from 1952. In 1969 the lime tree was declared to a protected natural artefact.

Cave

A natural travertine cave of the diameter of 22 meters and the height of 6 meters is located  26 meters under the smallest courtyard.. Existence of the cave is a result of rainfalls that flow in the crater and external crashes into the middle of the travertine hill.

The water disrupted the travertine and washed it away. It formed the present round room of the cave with decoration on its walls. There are two small lakes in the cave that are probably connected with others.

The inhabitants must have known about the existence of the cave because it was used as a shelter and as a water reservoir. It was repeatedly discovered in1888 when the well was cleaned and repaired during the last reconstraction of the castle. The cave was first opened to public in 1967.

Source: www.bojnicecastle.sk
Preserved
Neogothic, Romantic architecture, Renaissance



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