Cerveny Kamen Castle

Častá, Slovakia

Červený Kameň Castle was built in the 13th century as part of the chain of the Kingdom of Hungary’s frontier defense castles ranging from Pressburg to Žilina. Although the Fugger family built the massive fortress in the first half of the 16th century on the site of an original royal castle, its history is connected with the Pálffy noble family. This important Hungarian aristocratic family gradually altered it into a stately residence with rich stucco ornamentation and frescos in the interior.

The Pálfis inhabited the castle until 1945. The visitors can admire the famous times of the Castle and scenes from its rich history primarily during fencing festivals and falconers shows. Summer night tours of the Castle also have their special atmosphere.

Nowadays the Castle houses a museum presenting historic housing of the nobility.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia

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Peter Dolezel (2 years ago)
Nice to see place. A castle in good state. Usually some of the old handicrafts. Quite big parking. Also a good viewpoint. Suitable for a walk in the forest.
Martin Gajarský (2 years ago)
I've been coming here for the past 30 years. The most tourist friendly castle in western Slovakia (along with Trencin castle). Features: Regular tours also in english, a cafe, a small vine cellar with vine tasting and a shop, a bird of pray zoo with a bird show and a restaurant. It's surrounded by scenic Little Carpathian nature. Frequently has historic events.
S James (3 years ago)
Up there in the top 5 castles I've ever been to. The tour was great and the history is quite interesting. There are many aspects to this castle which I had never encountered elsewhere. The birds of prey exhibit in the grounds is amazing. I developed a new love for owls. I will go again if I get the chance. A must visit if you're near Bratislava.
Matus Menhart (3 years ago)
Parking is free, without problem. Castle is well maintained with interesting expo. Weekends are mostly full, due to various events
Theme Park Slovakia (3 years ago)
One of the best castles in Slovakia!!! Amazing parks, animals and wine. Worth to visit! Great for kids.
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