Kremnica Castle

Kremnica, Slovakia

Kremnica castle comprises a compound of medieval buildings from the 14th through 15th centuries, protected with double fortifications to which town walls are connected. The town walls rank among the best-preserved town fortifications in Slovakia.

The Church of St. Catherine, the patron saint of the town, is the dominant sight of the castle area. The church, with the interior in the Neo-Gothic style, is well-known also because of the unique organ recitals. In the 15th century, the church tower was added, which acquired the present Renaissance appearance after a fire in 1560. For centuries, there used to be guards who would warn people of any danger. The guards` room is currently used for exhibition purposes and it also offers the most beautiful view of the town and its environs. In order to get to the exhibition, visitors have to climb 127 steps of the stone spiral stair-case.

The oldest architectural monument of the castle area and of the town in general is the ossuary from the early 14th century. The ossuary itself is accessible in the basement while the Chapel of St. Andrew with Gothic wall painting constitutes the upper part.

The museum offers to town-castle visitors also historical and art expositions in other museum premises: Baroque Plastic Art in the Town Hall, Archeological research of the Castle and Town`s Defence in the Northern Tower and Kremnica Bells and Bell Founders in the Little Clock Tower. The Miners` Bastion is part of the fortifications.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia

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Davide Passannanti (6 months ago)
Must see.
Milan Liptak (6 months ago)
Such a good idea to visit castle in Kremnica lots of history shown with some great views. Recommended.
Peter Fischer (7 months ago)
Breathtaking views from the highest tower (mmmkay, like 127 stairs up there), and a cozy room at the top too, yuppp!
Michal Jursa (12 months ago)
Beautiful place, I recommend this to anyone who comes to Kremnica. For a very low price, we got to see a beautiful piece of history. It was very informative, and we also got to go to the top of the highest tower
Michael Horký (2 years ago)
You have to climb up all the stairs to find out they don't accept cards + Very rude staff.
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