Trenčín Castle

Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
District: Trenčín
City / Municipality: Trenčín
Latitude: 48° 53' 39.12036" / 48.8942001
Longitude: 18° 2' 40.979760000054" / 18.044716600000015
Included in categories: Castles, Castle museums and mansions, Museums
Trenčín Castle 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) in 179 AD.

Campus of the castle consists of the characteristic palaces  with dominating Matthew´s Tower (Matúšova veža) to which adjoin a representative gothic palaces – Matthew´s Palace (Matúšov palác), Louis´ Palace (Ľudovítov palác), Barbara's Palace (Barborin Palác), Zapolya's Palace (Zápoľského palác)  and a chapel.

The building in the lower part of the castle was characterised by defensive and economic function. There is dominating  cannon bastion added to the chapel and remains of the farm buildings and mill, which was archeologically discovered and marked in foundations.

In the courtyard is preserved the well-known Well of Love, which is linked to the love of the Turkish nobleman Omar to the beautiful Fatima, the captive of the castle lord Štefan Zápoľský. To rescue Fatima, Omar promised to dig out a water well in Trenčín castle in a hard rock. Three years he dig well with his companions, until the rock gave water.

The castle at this time houses exhibitions of the Trenčín Museum, documenting the history of the region and of the castle – exhibitions of historic furniture, weapons, pictures and other artifacts as well as a castle gallery, archaeological collections and findings.

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