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LIETAVA CASTLE Lietavská Svinná - Babkov


Lietavská Svinná - Babkov (area: Súľov Mountains, region: Upper Povazie)

The castle was built in the second half of the 13th century, the first reference about it dates back to 1318. In the second half of the 16th century it was gained by the Thurzos and they owned it till its downfall in the years 1698-1770. Since that time, it has continuously run riot. The fortifications, the walls of the donjon, remainders of palaces for living and of the chapel have been preserved. At the beginning of the 18th century the castle burnt down, it lost its defensive function and it ran riot. At present times, ruins stand on its place, however, conclusive evidence has been preserved...

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Distance: 10.59kmHRIČOV Castle Dolný Hričov


Dolný Hričov (area: Maple Mountains, region: Upper Povazie, District: Žilina)

The ruins of the castle perk on the steep hill above Hričovské Podhradie. Originally, it was a Roman royal castle that stood at the road along the river Váh already before the Tatar invasion. It has been famous since 1265. It has been built on steep rangy rocky hill, on the left bank of the river Váh and it belongs among the oldest castles on the middle part of Váh. The castle is rather small and it is being built into the rocky uneven terrain. The first written reference about settlement on...

Distance: 14.05kmBUDATIN Castle Žilina


Žilina (area: Súľov Mountains, region: Upper Povazie, District: Žilina)

Budatin Castle is a historical and architectonical site in Zilina. It was built in the second half of the 13th century. In past it used to be a water castle protected by river streams and water dams. The oldest part of the castle is residential Romanesque tower used by Matus Cak Trenciansky. In the beginning of the 14th century during his reign the tower was fortified and one-wing castle was built. After 1545 the castle was rebuilt in Renaissance style and later amended with Baroque changes. The...

Distance: 15.50kmBytča Manor house Bytča

Bytča Manor house

Bytča (area: Maple Mountains, region: Upper Povazie, District: Bytča)

Renaissance mansion in the city centre of Bytča is one of the most important and architecturally most impressive feudal settlements in Slovakia. The National Cultural Monument consists of a Renaissance palace so-called Wedding Palace as well as economic and residential buildings. Originally there was a small castle built in the 13th century, belonging to the Bishopric of Nitra. In 1563 Francis Turzo took possession of the Bytča estate together with the castle. He built on the site of an old...

Distance: 18.72kmSTREČNO Castle Strečno


Strečno (area: Little Fatra, region: Upper Povazie, District: Žilina)

The romantic ruins of the Strečno castle dominate above the ribbon of the river Váh as the symbol of feudal powers on the middle part of the river Váh. Although being in ruins already for three centuries, its preserved architecture is proof of development of mediaeval fortress from the period of Gothic until the period of Baroque. Although the history of the castle began only in the middle of the 14th century, the first inhabitants came here far earlier – the archaeological findings proved...

Distance: 23.07kmChateau Krasnany Varín

Chateau Krasnany

Varín (area: Little Fatra, region: Upper Povazie, District: Žilina)

Distance: 24.38kmManor House RADOĽA Radoľa

Manor House RADOĽA

Radoľa (area: Kysucká vrchovina, region: Kysuce, District: Kysucké Nové Mesto)

Distance: 35.90kmChateau in Turcianska Stiavnicka Sučany

Chateau in Turcianska Stiavnicka

Sučany (area: Little Fatra, region: Turiec, District: Martin)

The Renaissance mansion in Turčianska Štiavnička was built in the second half of the 16th century, modified in the Baroque-Classicist style. At the beginning of the 1990s, extensive reconstruction began, but it has not yet been completed. At present, the manor house is not accessible to the public and is gradually deteriorating. The mansion also includes an extensive English park with a winter garden, lakes and rare trees. The park, which continuously grows into the surrounding forests, keeps...

Distance: 57.46kmBojnice Castle Bojnice

Bojnice Castle

Bojnice (area: Strazov Mountains, region: Upper Neutra, District: Prievidza)

Bojnice Castle belongs to the most beautiful and the most visited castles in Central Europe. It is sought after by many visitors from all around the world. The castle is towering at the foot of Strazov Uplands on a travertine hill above the town Bojnice. It is one of the oldest and the most important castles in Slovakia. The first written note of its existence comes back to 1113, it was found in a document of Zobor abbey. Bojnice Castle is a national culture heritage and a residence of museum....

Distance: 58.16kmDubnica Mansion Dubnica nad Váhom

Dubnica Mansion

Dubnica nad Váhom (area: Strazov Mountains, region: Stredne Povazie, District: Ilava)

Dubnica Mansion, one of the most valuable historical buildings in Slovakia, is a cultural monument standing in Dubnica nad Vahom. Four-wing building of the chateau with a Renaissance core is located next to the Church of St. James and the Jan Baltazar Magin Park. Mansion was built in the 40-ies of the 17th century. Currently the town museum, gallery and Tourist Information Centre house in the premises of Dubnica Manor House. The museum has a history nature, focusing on the mansion, Ileshazi family...

Distance: 63.66kmLikava Castle Ruins and Museum Likavka

Likava Castle Ruins and Museum

Likavka (area: Choč Mountains, region: Liptov, District: Ružomberok)

The ruins of the Likava Castle tower above the village Likavka near the town of Ruzomberok in the Liptov Region. The first written reference comes from the first half of the 14th century, but it is likely that it was built back in 12th to 13th century. The castle originally served to guard the trade route from the region of the river Váh (Považie) to Orava continuing to Poland. The castle consists only of walls built on the highest point of the rock. Last period of the expansion of the castle...