City / Municipality: Žilina
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Upper Váh region (Horné Považie)
The Budatín Castle is a castle in north-western Slovakia, in Budatín - the part of city of Žilina. It is preserved and made available to the public. It was built as a guarding castle in the second half of the 13th century. 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 18th century. Around the middle of the 16th century, the castle was rebuilt in the Renaissance style. The Turkish threat from the south, and more uprisings at the beginning of the 17th ...