Sights - Castles
Distance: 19 km
GPS: 48° 53' 39"N 18° 02' 41"E
The Castle of Trenčín built on top of a steep rock is one of the biggest in Europe. It was the royal castle from the 11th century. The bulky fortifying system is the result of progressive perfection of an important boundary fort, later seat of the county. It had an important role above all in time of Turkish attacks.
The existing Castle area is administered by the Museum of Trenčín. It consists of a set of palaces and its characteristic Matúšova veža tower. Apart from them, visitors also like to see the Delová bašta bastion and dungeon and 80-m deep castle well linked to the tale about Omar and Fatima. The legend says that the lord of the ...