Smolenice Castle

Region:Region Trnava (Trnavský kraj)
District:Trnava
City / Municipality:Smolenice
Latitude:48° 30' 48.99132" / 48.5136087 /
Longitude:17° 25' 56.810999999881" / 17.432447499999967 /
Included in categories: Castles
Smolenice Castle was built in the 14th century.  At the beginning of the 15th century it was royal property.  Later it was in ownership of more counts, in the 16th century the castle was owned by the Orszagh family, then nearly two centuries it was in ownership of the family Erdődy. In 18th century, the castle became the property of the Pálffy family - count János Pálffy from city of Pezinok. The castle was rebuilt in the 19th and 20th century by order of count József Pálffy.  First works on the fortification walls started in 1887. The new castle was designed by architect Jozef Hubert. He used Kreuzenstein castle near Vienna as a model, and the works were controlled by the architect Pavol Reiter from Bavaria. During its construction there were masters from Italy, Germany, Austria and Hungary, but also local craftsmens from Smolenice and the surrounding villages. During World War I, ... ... Read more
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