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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Miroslav Miklovic (19 months ago)
Still lots of work needs to be done, but worth the visit...
Patrik Hromada (2 years ago)
Na zámku prebiehajú rekonštrukčné práce. Zatiaľ bolo možné prehliadnuť si zámok z vnútra iba počas sporadických akcií určených pre verejnosť.
Jozef Vozar (2 years ago)
Super.
Milan Katrinec (2 years ago)
Perfect.
Robin Knox (2 years ago)
Under refurbishment just now but the gardens around provide a beautiful and relaxing stroll. Once the castle is renovated, this will be a great attraction.
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