Pezinok Castle

Pezinok, Slovakia

Pezinok Castle was originally a Gothic castle built at the turn of 13th and 14th centuries by Counts from Svätý Jur and Pezinok. After their death the castle had different owners (baron Krušič, count Illesházy, Pálffy family). In 1875 a lightning caused extensive damage to its nothern part, which fell apart and a new building was built at this place. In 1931 the town purchased the castle and sold it to Slovak Vintner Association in 1936. Currently it is the property of the Vintner Company and inside the castle is surrounded by a park which was created by Count Francis Pálffy in 1884 in the style of an English garden. Within the park are rare trees and a fishing pond with water fowl.

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Founded: c. 1300
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia

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Peter Brunner (12 months ago)
neatly renovated castle, very proper and clean rooms, comfy wellness area, great restaurant
Juraj Sasko (2 years ago)
One of the best hotels in Slovakia.
Miloš Hámorský (2 years ago)
Beautiful place, really good restaurant
Katarína Koščová (2 years ago)
we have not stayed at the hotel, but visited the Palffy restaurant, which is a lovely high-end place with very professional and helpful staff, very nice coffee and awesome mimosas and mojitos. We'll definitely come back to give the food a try as well
matic telic (2 years ago)
Wonderful place and very good staff
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