Jasov Castle

The Castle of Jasov

The Jasov Castle ruins are located in the village of Jasov, Slovakia. Jasov Castle History After the battle of Rozhanovce in 1312, at which King Karol Robert vanquished the Omodej clan, he had a castle built on the north-east tip of Jasov Rock, on the basis of an agreement with the Convent of Jasov, and […]

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Cachtice Castle

Čachtice Castle

Cachtice Castle is one of the most famous castles in Slovakia and this fame is not due to its architectural value but to the person who inhabited it at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries, Countess Elizabeth Bathory. Čachtice Castle History Built at the start of the 13th century to defend Hungary’s western

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Bojnice Castle

Bojnice Castle

Bojnice Castle is the most famous castle in Slovakia. It is situated in Bojnice, a town 167 km northeast of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Bojnice Castle History The Bojnice castle was first mentioned in the 12th century and since then it was owned by Matthias Corvinus, the Thurzo family, and the Pallfy family amongst

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Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

Sitting atop a hill in the capital of Slovakia, the Bratislava castle is one of the city’s most important landmarks. Bratislava Castle History It was first mentioned as Preslava castle in 907 and for a long time was known by this name (or Pressburg in German). By the year 1000, under King Stephen I of

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