The dominant building in the Hlohovec is a Renaissance-Baroque castle built in 1720. The castle is built on the place of a pre-existing Slavic settlement and a medieval castle from the 13th century. In the castle area is the Empire theatre built in 1802, a riding school from the 18th century, and a Baroque garden pavilion.

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Zámok 1, Hlohovec, Slovakia
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Founded: 1720
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia

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Martin Višňanský (3 years ago)
An interesting sightseeing experience, combining real exhibition with extremly detailed and well-designed virtual reality on "how it used to look many years ago". Very enthusiastic lady-guide, with deep knowledge, keen on and still able to engage visitors. BiG Thanks for such a surprise in small town of Hlohovec.
Martin Višňanský (3 years ago)
An interesting sightseeing experience, combining real exhibition with extremly detailed and well-designed virtual reality on "how it used to look many years ago". Very enthusiastic lady-guide, with deep knowledge, keen on and still able to engage visitors. BiG Thanks for such a surprise in small town of Hlohovec.
Tomáš Hodor (4 years ago)
The best thing is VR experience
Tomáš Hodor (4 years ago)
The best thing is VR experience
Peter Stolc (4 years ago)
The old Castle in Hlohovec is in restoration process. However, it is available for visitors. Only very small part of the castle is restored, though it is well worth the visit. Inside you can find small expositions and also virtual reality demonstration of the castle how it was supposed to be furnished in the distant past. Easy to use, easy to navigate for each age category. Especially kids will be thrilled by experience. Beautiful gardens are surrounding castle, beyond gardens is even bigger park. Small (fee free) parking lot is available just above the main building.
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