Divín Castle Ruins

Divín, Slovakia

Ruins of the medieval Divín Castle can be seen above the village. The castle was built by the end of the 13th century and it played an important role as an anti-Turkish fort in the 16th century. Its ill-famed owner Imrich Balassa, robber knight seated here in the 17th century and undertook assaults in its environs. After his death, the Castle was conquered by the Imperial troops in 1683 and fell in decay. Only parts of some walls survive.

Fortified and likewise abandoned Renaissance manor house, Baroque church and the building of parsonage with the oldest sundial in region of Novohrad are in Divín. Interesting events are organized here in summer months.



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Hradná, Divín, Slovakia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia

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Richard Rimmon (23 months ago)
Divin means Divine. Beautiful place, a very important entrance gate into ore mountains. Coll gate with exciting experiences. Under walls is placed unique pub in rocks.
Peter Gašpar (2 years ago)
It a nice and partly reconstructed ruin of a castle with nice views. Easy access.
Adrian Peplak (2 years ago)
The castle ruins are located 3-5 mins from micro parking lot (for 4 cars only). Entrance is free. There are several lonely walls and some roofed chambers. Visiting every recess may take about 20 mins.
Peter Pažák (3 years ago)
Ruin of a medieval castle, under reconstruction, movement slightly restricted by the works. Beautiful neighborhood, good restaurants in the village.
Marek Hrnčiarik (4 years ago)
Although the ruin it's self is under the construction it is still worth the trip. Not a long way to walk and a view up there is wonderful, definitely go and stop by lake Ružiná as well. Town of Divin and it's center is also very nice place to relax.
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