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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 one of the most beautiful and most impressive national cultural monuments of Slovakia. The castle is situated on 60 meters high cliff above the village of Beckov, near the river Vah. Beckov Castle guarded the trade road throughout territory of  Považie since the 13th century. It was the castle of the kings, mighty magnates and knights, a castle that resisted both the Tatars and the Turks. Its history is emblazoned with legends that  raise the romance of its present appearance. There was a fire almost 300 years ago, but many of its beauty has been preserved thanks to the ...

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 romantic castle is also a popular location for filming fairy tale movies, ...

City / Municipality: Bratislava
District: Bratislava I
Region: Region Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
Bratislava Castle is the dominant of the Capital of the Slovak Republic - Bratislava. It stands on a hill on the left bank of the river Danube, where dominates building of the former royal palace. The castle is an important memorial of historical development in the history of Great Moravia, Hungary, former Czechoslovakia and today's Slovakia. At present time there are exhibits of the Slovak National Museum and part of the premises are used for representative and state purposes. The hill, which stands today's ...

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, 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 ...

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)
Čachtice 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 ...

City / Municipality: Fiľakovo
District: Lučenec
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Novohrad - Poiplie
Mountains: Cerová Highlands (Cerová vrchovina)
Franciscan Father K. König was the first who came with idea to establish the castle museum in 1941. He established the first Castle Commitee as well. The Commitee began to gather money to set up the institution and an entreaty was sent to the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest to make an archeological research of the area. The research started in 1944 under the conductorship of dr. János Kalmár. The world war stopped the process of establishing the museum and the research itself too. The first regional museum of ...

City / Municipality: Kežmarok
District: Kežmarok
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Tourist location: Spiš, Zamagurie
The castle belongs to the castles called "town castles". It was built directly on the territory of the city of Kezmarok, in order to guard the city against enemies. The building of castle is connected with family of Zapolsky. The first written reference about the castle is from 1463. In 1528 it became the property of the family Lasky. The last owner of the castle  was Ferdinand Rueber, who the city of Kežmarok bought the castle from in year 1702.    The original gothic fortress was re-build  by the family Thököly to  plush residence. The Thököly family  built in 1657-1658  a baroque ...

City / Municipality: Krásnohorské Podhradie
District: Rožňava
Region: Region Košice (Košický kraj)
Tourist location: Gemer
Mountains: Volovské vrchy (Volovec Mountains)
Due to the reconstruction, castle is closed to the public The Krásna Hôrka Castle is located near village Krásnohorské Podhradie in Rožňava district in Region Košice (Košický kraj). It is dominant of Gemer region in eastern Slovakia. In short from history The castle was built as a guard castle on the trade route from Transylvania to Poland. It was built in the 13th century by Bebek family on the site of the previous  hill-fort. Bebek family ruled in Krásná Hôrka from the middle of the 13th century until 1566, ...

City / Municipality: Lietava
District: Žilina
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Upper Váh region (Horné Považie)
Mountains: Súľov Mountains (Súľovské vrchy)
Lietava castle is unique not only from the Slovak point of view, but also throughout Central Europe. The "Association to Save Lietava Castle" was founded 20.8.1999. Its main aim is to preserve Lietava castle in its present appearance so that it can be used as a tourist attraction and a large source of knowledge of our past. Nobody cared for object until 1999. Since 1999, the "Association to Save Lietava Castle"  has begun with basic maintenance works,which consisted in  cleaning the castle area and walls from ...

City / Municipality: Banská Štiavnica
District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
World Heritage: UNESCO Cultural Heritage
The building of the Nový Zámok Castle (New Castle) is one of the architectural icons of the town. Its silhouette is unique in Europe; it reminds a rocket. It is also a place of Battles against Turks exposition with rare pieces of weapons. Moreover, the visitors of the castle are offered an extraordinary view of the town.When Buda collapsed in 1526, the country had to manage an effective defence against Turkish expansion. For unimaginable 150 years the Turkish thread was a day-to-day reality of the Štiavnica region. Turks subdued many municipalities in its surrounding, but they never ...

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