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Zvolen Castle Zvolen

Zvolen Castle

Zvolen (area: Kremnica Mountains, region: Pohronie)

Zvolen Castle (Slovak: Zvolenský zámok) is a medieval castle located on a hill near the center of Zvolen, in central Slovakia. The original seat of the region was above the confluence of Slatina and Hron rivers on a steep cliff in a castle from the 12th century, known today as Pustý hrad (meaning "Deserted castle"). Its difficult access had consequence in relocation of the seat to the new-built Zvolen castle, which was ordered by Louis I the Great as a hunting residence of Hungarian kings. The future queen regnant Mary of Hungary and emperor Sigismund celebrated their wedding there...

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Distance: 11.16kmWater Castle in Hronsek, Renaissance mansion Hronsek

Water Castle in Hronsek, Renaissance mansion

Hronsek (area: Kremnica Mountains, region: Upper Hron River , District: Banská Bystrica)

Distance: 17.27kmChateau in Dolná Mičiná Hronsek

Chateau in Dolná Mičiná

Hronsek (area: Kremnica Mountains, region: Upper Hron River , District: Banská Bystrica)

Distance: 17.39kmVÍGĽAŠ CASTLE Zvolenská Slatina


Zvolenská Slatina (region: Podpolanie, District: Zvolen)

Distance: 24.39kmBanská Bystrica Town Castle Banská Bystrica

Banská Bystrica Town Castle

Banská Bystrica (area: Kremnica Mountains, region: Upper Hron River , District: Banská Bystrica)

The town castle was once formed by several ancient buildings in the central Slovakian metropolis Banská Bystrica. Its task was to protect the income proceedings of copper and silver mining for the royal treasury. The town castle was built gradually. The parish church was built as the first structure in the 13th century and fortifications were added to it in the 15th century. Earth ramparts and palisades were later replaced by tall stone walls fortified by bastions and a water dike. In the 16th...

Distance: 26.85kmŽIAR NAD HRONOM MANSION Žiar nad Hronom


Žiar nad Hronom (area: Tekov, region: Pohronie, District: Žiar nad Hronom)

Distance: 29.01kmKremnica Castle Kremnica

Kremnica Castle

Kremnica (area: Kremnica Mountains, region: Pohronie, District: Žiar nad Hronom)

Town castle Kremnica is the complex of buildings built and fortified in 13th - 15th century. The building of St. Katharine Church is dominant; it was built in Gothic style. In present time the castle is the residence of Coin and Medal Museum. Exposures: Baroque sculptures Kremnica bells Town defence Archaeological researches of the castle Opening hours June to September (Tuesday - Sunday) 08.30 - 12.00  13.00 - 17.30 October to May (Tuesday...

Distance: 29.88kmOld Castle - Banska Stiavnica Banská Štiavnica

Old Castle - Banska Stiavnica

Banská Štiavnica (area: Stiavnica Mountains, region: Pohronie, District: Banská Štiavnica)

The castle complex of the Old Castle can be found in the center of Banská Štiavnica, directly above Trinity Square. His piece of Romanesque architecture can be considered the oldest preserved architectural monument in the town of Banská Štiavnica. It dates from the first years of the 13th century, when a community of miners built a large three-nave church here, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. At the end of the 15th century, the church was enlarged and fortified with walls. At the time of the Turkish...

Distance: 29.91kmNEW CASTLE - BANSKÁ ŠTIAVNICA Banská Štiavnica


Banská Štiavnica (area: Stiavnica Mountains, region: Pohronie, District: Banská Štiavnica)

The beautiful view of the historic center of Banská Štiavnica is just one of the experiences offered by a visit to the New Castle. A six-storey Renaissance fortification building built in 1564-1571 as an anti-Turkish watchtower in the system of fortifications of mining towns. It also served as a city clock. It is currently part of the Slovak Mining Museum. The exhibition presents the history of anti-Turkish wars in Slovakia. The visitor will learn about the importance of Banská Štiavnica and...

Distance: 30.25kmSVÄTÝ ANTON (SAINT ANTHONY) CASTLE Svätý Anton


Svätý Anton (area: Stiavnica Mountains, region: Pohronie, District: Banská Štiavnica)

The Saint Anthony castle is also called Antol castle; it is a castle that is situated under the forest in the village of Svätý Anton (Saint Anthony) nearby Banská Štiavnica. It is a rather well preserved late Baroque-Classicistic castle with a large park. Since 1985, it has been evidenced as national cultural memory and it is made accessible also to the public. The late Baroque castle was built in 1744-1750 on the place of an older castle from the 15th century. The castle is precious due...

Distance: 33.40kmĽUPČA Castle Slovenská Ľupča

ĽUPČA Castle

Slovenská Ľupča (area: Low Tatras, region: Upper Hron River , District: Banská Bystrica)

The castle was founded before 1250 and was originally used by king's family as a hunting residence. Later the castle changed the owners who adjusted it into their needs. Many additional and rebuilt parts show the evidence of it. While amendment work in the 17th century the courtyard was supplemented by arcades and arches in the rooms were changed. At that period the castle was residence of Lupca nobility. The property was changed into an orphanage after the fire in 1860, and during the last regime...

Distance: 45.16kmMuseum of History of the village Divin - Zichy mansion Divín

Museum of History of the village Divin - Zichy mansion

Divín (region: Novohrad, District: Lučenec)

The Renaissance manor house, which stands under the castle hill, was built in 1670. Until 1945, it was owned by the Zichy family. After the war, the Forest Administration and JRD were based here. From 2011 to 2015, the manor underwent extensive reconstruction and currently houses the Museum of the History of the Village of Divín, which in its exhibitions offers visitors the history of the village, castle and manor as well as the natural beauty of Divín. The courtyard of the manor also offers a...

Distance: 50.74kmČABRAĎ Castle Hontianske Nemce


Hontianske Nemce (region: Novohrad, District: Krupina)

Čabraď is a ruin of castle located near the village Čabradský Vrbovok, in the middle of the Krupina Highlands on a hill above the valley Litava. Originally, this castle was called Litava. The castle was built in the 13th century in the village Huntovec to protect roads leading to the mining towns. In the second half of the 16th century it was an important fortress against the Turks. They tried several times in vain to conquer it. In 1511 the castle became the property of the Archbishop of...

Distance: 54.63kmBLUE ROCK CASTLE Modrý Kameň


Modrý Kameň (region: Novohrad, District: Veľký Krtíš)

The Blue Rock castle was built in the 12th century by an important and weighty Ugrian family of the Balassas that lived here till the half of the 19th century. An important Renaissance poet and an anti–Turkish fighter, Bálint Balassi /1554-1594/, comes of this family. The last owner, Countess Gabriela Almássy sold the castle with manor-house and neighbouring lands to the Czecho-Slovak State in 1923. The area of the castle is created by ruins of the Gothic castle from the 12th century and of...

Distance: 56.01kmHALIČ CASTLE Halič


Halič (region: Novohrad, District: Lučenec)

The HALIČ CASTLE dating from 1612 is the dominant feature of the village of Halič. It is situated on a lonely wooded hill. The view of the chateau is cut out of a fairy tale and the view from the windows of the chateau is magnificent. You can see 15 surrounding villages and, with good visibility, also some peaks of the High Tatras. The castle forest park has an area of ​​13 hectares with an artificial lake. The beginnings of Halič Castle date back to the 12th century - it is stated that...

Distance: 63.41kmBojnice 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....