Nitra Castle

Nitra, Slovakia

Nitra castle was built in the 11th century on the place of an earlier fort. The core of the castle is St. Emmeram's Cathedral with the Bishop's residence, with several different parts. The oldest surviving part is the Romanesque Church of St. Emmeram from the 11th century. The other two parts of the cathedral are the originally Gothic Upper Church from the 14th century, and the Lower Church from the 17th century. Vazil´s Tower is another remaining part of the medieval fortification. According to a legend, Vazil, king Stephen´s nephew, was imprisoned in a dungeon supposed to be in the Tower´s underground.

The originally Gothic Bishop's Palace got its present Late Baroque appearance in the 18th century. There are also surviving parts of the castle fortifications, the majority of which were created in the 16th and 17th centuries and smaller part from the Middle Ages. The church is currently being remodeled.



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Founded: 11th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia


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George (8 months ago)
Nice castle, however it is bad-maintained. No water in the toilets.
Andre Oliver (9 months ago)
Great views of Nitra. Very welcoming folks.
Weâ (10 months ago)
Super, definitely visit if you're in Nitra.
Ema Fabri (10 months ago)
I truly suggest to see this castle. It is small, but it is super nice. We parked 500m from the castle and that road up to the castle it is amazing. Unfortunately the museum was close, but still we spent there more than 1h.
Nurseit Niyazbekov (16 months ago)
It’s not very big and crowded. Entry is for a fee. There is a restaurant or coffee shop on the top of the wall. The church inside is functional and very beautiful inside. There is a monument for Roman Pope Francis. Parking limited and access to castle is not very convenient for wheelchairs.
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