View
on page | Page 1 from 3
City / Municipality: Oravský Podzámok, District: Dolný Kubín
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Orava
Mountains: Skorušina Hills (Skorušinské vrchy)
Orava Castle is situated on a high rock above Orava river in the village of Oravský Podzámok, Slovakia. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. The castle was built in the Kingdom of Hungary in the thirteenth century. Many scenes of the 1922 film Nosferatu were filmed here, the castle representing Count Orlok's Transylvanian castle. Orava Castle stands on the site of an old wooden fortification, built after the Mongol invasion of Hungary of 1241. Its history since then reveals a familiar ...

City / Municipality: Oravská Lesná, District: Námestovo
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Orava
Mountains: Orava Beskids (Oravské Beskydy)
Oravská lesná železnica (skratka OLŽ) je v súčasnosti turistická železnica medzi stanicami Tanečník a sedlo Beskyd na Orave. Stanica Sedlo Beskyd bola poslednou piatou úvraťou úvraťového úseku spájajúceho historickú zaniknutú OLŽ s Kysuckou lesnou železnicou (skratka KLŽ). OLŽ a KLŽ spojením vytvorili Kysucko-oravskú lesnú železnicu (skratka KOLŽ). Historická OLŽ viedla z Lokce do Erdútky a slúžila na zvážanie dreva. Pôvodná trať na zvážanie dreva bola uvedená do prevádzky 27. júla 1918 na trati Oravská Lesná cez Zákamenné do Lokce, ale nebola napojená na verejnú železničnú sieť. Z toho ...

City / Municipality: Bojnice, District: Prievidza
Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
Tourist location: Nitra - Upper Nitra (Horná Nitra)
Mountains: Strážov Mountains (Strážovské vrchy)
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 ...

City / Municipality: Žehra, District: Spišská Nová Ves
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Spiš
Mountains: Levoča Mountains (Levočské vrchy)
The ruins of Spiš Castle in eastern Slovakia is one of the largest castle sites in Central Europe. The castle is situated above the town of Spišské Podhradie and the village of Žehra, in the region known as Spiš. Spišský Hrad has one of the largest ensembles of 13th and 14th century military, political and religious buildings in eastern Europe, and its Romanesque and Gothic architecture has remained remarkably intact. In 1993, the Spiš Castle was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Spiš Castle was built in ...

City / Municipality: Trenčín
Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie)
Mountains: Považský Inovec
The Trenčín Castle is a castle above the town of  Trenčín in western Slovakia. Trencin Castle is quite extensive refurbished castle, towering on a steep limestone cliff directly above the town of Trenčín. It is a not only landmark of town, but also of the whole of  Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie). It is National Cultural Monument. History of the castle goes back to the age of the Roman Empire, testified by the inscription telling about the victory of the II. Roman legion at Laugaricio (the Latin name of Trenčín) ...

City / Municipality: Častá, District: Pezinok
Region: Region Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
Mountains: Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
The first mention of Red Stone Castle was in the first half of the 13th century. The castle was built at a request of Queen Konstancia Uhorska, the widow of the Czech king, on her own land before 1240. At the same time the castle got the name – Red Stone (Cerveny Kamen in Slovak, Rothenstein in German, Vorosko in Hungarian) or Beaver Castle. The castle was originally held by the Crown and later passed into the ownership of Matus Cak Trenciansky and a number of families including Zapolski, Turzo and the counts of Svaty ...

City / Municipality: Smolenice, District: Trnava
Region: Region Trnava (Trnavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
Mountains: Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
Smolenice Castle was built in the 15th century, but it was destroyed during Rákóczi's War of Independence and Napoleanic wars. In 1777, Count János Pálffy from Pezinok inherited Smolenice but did not reside in the castle due to its poor condition and lack of money for rebuilding it. The castle was only rebuilt in the 20th century, by order of Count József Pálffy. The architect Jozef Hubert designed the new castle by using Kreuzenstein castle near Vienna as a model, and the works were controlled by the architect Pavol ...

City / Municipality: Betliar, District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Kosice and surroundings (Abov) / Košice a okolie (Abov)
Mountains: Volovské vrchy (Volovec Mountains)
The Betliar Museum is a specialized art-history museum oriented on the development of the residences of the aristocracy in the 18th and 19th centuries with the exhibition in the Betliar manor-house, a mediaeval castle exhibition at Krásna Hôrka and the Mausoleum in the Krásnohorské Podhradie. The attractive exhibitions are situated in the original historical buildings and premises are among the most important monuments of Slovakia. The exhibits come to a large extent from the estate and collections of the Andrássy ...

City / Municipality: Čierny Balog, District: Brezno
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Horehronie (Upper Hron River region / Horné Pohronie)
Mountains: Vepor Mountains (Veporské vrchy)
Čiernohronská railway runs daily during the summer season (1.5. - 30.9.) The operation is provided on a renovated section of line from the Chvatimech to Čierny Balog, Vydrovská Valley and to Dobroč, all together 20 km. Orders for a ride are possible at any time throughout the year! If you are interested in a special train for friends, colleagues or for another opportunity, please contact us. We are also looking forward to school trips and we offer them special discounted fares.Our fleet consists of four steam ...

City / Municipality: Vychylovka, District: Čadca
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Kysuce
Mountains: Kysuce Highlands (Kysucká vrchovina)
The Historical Logging Switchback Railway in Vychylovka (near Nová Bystrica, Slovakia) is preserved section technically most interesting part of the former narrow-gauge zig zag logging railway located in Kysuce and Orava region. It is a part of the Museum of the Kysuce village in Vychylovka.

City / Municipality: Betliar, District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Kosice and surroundings (Abov) / Košice a okolie (Abov)
Mountains: Volovské vrchy (Volovec Mountains)
Roman waterfall appertain to the most valuable buildings of the historical park in Betliar Castle. Large English park with an area of over 80 hectares founded aristocrat, freemason, count Leopold Andrássy at the end of 18th century.According to the list of organization ICOMOS it belongs to the most important historical gardens of the world. Roman waterfall designed by Josef Bergmann as part of a unique water system during the second major adjustments park in the 20s of the 19th century. Waterfall in the appearance of ruins of the Roman aqueduct was built in 1823. The uniqueness of this ...

City / Municipality: Žilina, District: Žilina
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Upper Váh region (Horné Považie)
The Budatín Castle is a castle in north-western Slovakia, near the city of Žilina, where the Kysuca river flows into the Váh river. It was built as a guarding castle in the second half of the 13th century near the confluence of the Kysuca and the Váh, where tolls were collected. At the beginning of the 14th century, the originally royal fortress passed into the hands of Matthew III Csák and the castle, especially the towers, were fortified, and inside the fortress a new palace was built. Since 1487, the new owner of the castle was Gašpar Suňog, whose family owned it until the end of the ...

City / Municipality: Strečno, District: Žilina
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Upper Váh region (Horné Považie)
Mountains: Little Fatra (Malá Fatra)
The Strečno Castle  is a reconstructed ruin of a medieval castle of an irregular plan located in northern Slovakia, 12 km east of Žilina. The castle stands on a 103-metre-high calcite cliff above the international road E50 and village Strečno. Along with the Old castle constitutes a significant landscape landmark of the Upper Váh region. The first recorded mention of the stone castle is from 1316. Today the castle belongs to the national cultural heritage of the Slovak republic.

City / Municipality: Nitra, District: Nitra
Region: Region Nitra (Nitriansky kraj)
Tourist location: Nitra - Lower Nitra (Dolná Nitra)
Mountains: Tribeč, Peak / Mount: Žibrica
Nitra Castle is a national monument and landmark of the city of Nitra. At present time, visitors can see the restored castle complex, accessible is exposure casemate, diocesan museum and castle tower. Part of the castle complex is also the Cathedral of St. Emmeram's Cathedral, where are held masses every day. During the summer there are organized concerts and film screenings in castle area.

City / Municipality: Beckov, District: Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie)
Mountains: Považský Inovec
Beckov Castle is a castle in ruins located near the village of Beckov in Nové Mesto nad Váhom District, Trenčín Region, western Slovakia. It is a natural cultural monument and its present appearance is the result of renovations in the last quarter of the twentieth century and since 2002.

City / Municipality: Radoľa, District: Kysucké Nové Mesto
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Kysuce
Mountains: Kysuce Highlands (Kysucká vrchovina)
The manor-house in Radola is one of the oldest historical monuments in Kysuce, Slovakia. Historical research suggests that the oldest part of the building dates to between 1550 and 1575. In the second half of the 17th century, the building was reconstructed, probably as part of the major development of Kysuce; the manor house was now at the center of the town. At that time the manor house was a part of the budatin lordship owned by Suchonovi, whose descendants owned it until 1798, when the budatin lordship passed into ...

City / Municipality: Slanec, District: Košice-okolie
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Kosice and surroundings (Abov) / Košice a okolie (Abov)
Mountains: Slanské Hills (Slanské vrchy)
The history of Slanec Castle begins sometime after 1270. Documents from this year, describing the Slanec feudal lands, make no mention of a castle. The initiators of its construction were most likely to have been the Slanec branch members of the Aba Royal House (during that time, the castle hill and its surroundings were held by Peter, son of Cham). The first written mention of the castle reads “sub castro Zalanch”(“under the Zalanch castle”) and originates in a document dated 9th of August 1281 from the Hungarian king ...

City / Municipality: Svätý Anton, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Zvolensko - Podpoľanie
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Museum in St. Anthony (Svätý Anton) Owing to the unique integrity, authenticity and variability of collections, the entire complex of the manor house was declared national cultural monument in 1985 The manor house was originally built in baroque style as a two-wing building with arcades surrounding an open courtyard with a baroque stone fountain (detail can be seen in the picture of Apotheosis of Death of Mary Gabriella Kohary). Museum´s expositions present an overview of the contemporary aristocrasy housing, as ...

City / Municipality: Čachtice, District: Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie)
Mountains: Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
The castle became famous thanks to Elisabeth Báthory who was born in 1560. The Báthory family owned large properties in Hungary and especially in Transylvania. According to legend, their predecessor Vid killed a dragon in the swamp of Eczed and that is why the family had three dragon teeth in their Coat of Arms. In the 14th century the House of Báthory divided into two branches: Báthory of Somlyó and Báthory of Eczed.  Elisabeth’s parents were George IV of the Báthory of Eczed branch and Anna Báthory of the Somlyó branch. The marriage with George was her third. For the majority of Báthory ...

City / Municipality: Žehra, District: Spišská Nová Ves
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Spiš
Church of the Holy Spirit is the late-roman sacral building from the second half of the 13th century located in the village of Žehra in the district Spišská Nová Ves in the Košice region. Most valuable monuments in the church wall paintings, forming a complex of iconographic cycle. They cover whole presbytery, Arch of triumph and the whole northern wall. The oldest paintings are from the end of the 13th century or in the 14th century. Artistically most valuable is painting of the presbytery.

View
on page | Page 1 from 3