Castles of Slovakia

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Get to know more about the castles of Slovakia - maps, photos, details, history, opening hours, prices, parking, address...

Orava Castle, Slovakia (Oravský hrad) - Opening hours, details ...

Oravský hrad, or Orava Castle, played an essential role in the life of historical Hungary. It defended the country from the north and the trade route to Poland. Of course, this role has disappeared today, so let’s just visit him for his beauty. It is no coincidence that it...

Devin Castle (Devínsky hrad) - Parking, opening hours, prices ...

Another gem in the line of Slovak castles is the Devínsky hrad near the Slovak-Austrian border. The castle, which can only be seen in ruins today, is visited every year by many from Austria, Hungary and, of course, Slovakia. Only 20 minutes from Bratislava, the former fortress offers a real...

Smolenice Castle - Opening hours, parking, history...

Smolenice Castle is located in the Little Carpathians, Slovakia, less than 1 hour from Bratislava. Considered the most romantic castle in the Slovak Highlands, the building was built in the 15th century above the agricultural village of Smolenice. You can only visit the castle on a guided tour. Afterwards, you...

Castle of Beckov - Parking, opening hours, history...

Beckov Castle - alias Beckovský hrad - is one of the biggest castles in Slovakia. Beckov is only 1 hour from Bratislava and is also one of the most visited fortresses in the country. A real medieval ruin that triggers one’s treasure hunt. A visit to the former fortress...

Castle Strecno, Slovakia Guide - Opening hours, parking, history...

You must travel all the way to northern Slovakia if you want to admire the medieval Castle of Strecno. The castle's unique design, the steep rock wall and the river Vah below the castle contribute to the exciting view. As part of the guided tour, the castle is one of...

Somoska Castle 2022 - Castle at the Slovak-Hungarian border

One of the "products" of the Tatar invasion is the medieval castle of Somoska. We may not need to talk about the strategic importance of the border fortress system in the northern counties in Hungary. Fortunately, the once key castle of this system is now only struggling with the weather....

Spis Castle (Spišský hrad) - The largest castle in Slovakia

Located in the village of Zehra, the castle is one of the largest castles in Central Europe. But it stands out in its width and height, as the fortress was built on a 200-meter rock. The 13th-century castle is a legacy of the Tatar invasion and has been a UNESCO...
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