Komárno Fortress

Komárno, Slovakia

Komárno castle became the main supporting point of the defensive system constructed against the Turks, after they occupied Buda and Esztergom in the years 1541-1543. The fortress of Komárno is the one of the largest bastion fortifications in Central Europe. It was built in 1546-1557 to the grounds of the 13th century castle.


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Founded: 1541-1543
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia


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Levente Pauló (2 years ago)
Miroslav Cingel (3 years ago)
Najväčšia pevnosť v strednej európe a možná aj v európe a my to nevieme využiť. Je pravda, že sa toho už veľa zmenilo a je vidieť prácu čo tu odviedli - klubúk dolu pred ich prácou. Vadia a špatia v tom pevnostnom systéme všetky firmy a súkromné bývania. Toto by tu nemalo čo robiť. Mali by sa páni z mesta zamyslieť či to tam patrí !!!!???? Videl som už aj iné pevnosti podobné v Komárne ale neboli rozpredané. Celý pevnostný systém by mohol byť zlatou baňou pre mesto. Turisti radi vidia históriu a prinesú peniaze a pre miestnych prácu, len to treba s rozumom využiť.
Jolánka Nagy (3 years ago)
Racz Peter (3 years ago)
Sziasztok.Nagyon meg vagyok elégedve a programmal,meg veletek is.Köszönöm nektek.
Bence Balogh (3 years ago)
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