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 ...