Revište Castle Ruins

Žarnovica, Slovakia

The ruins of the Revište Castle near Hliník nad Hronom stand on top of steep rock about 100 m above the floodplain of the river Hron. There is a wonderful meadow below the castle used by canoeist as a camping site.

The castle was built in the 13th century as part of protection to central Slovakian mining towns and the trade route running along the Hron. Renaissance fortifications were added to the older Gothic part of the Castle. Mercenaries of the rebellious magnate Imrich Thököly conquered the castle and converted it in ruins in 1678. Only some Castle walls survive.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovakia

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Jan Linhart (9 months ago)
Great place and amazing views. Currently renovating and it looks promising...
David Barbora (10 months ago)
After great reconstruction
Lubos Polc (sorac) (11 months ago)
What a great evening... Lots of fun with kids
Peter Adamka (12 months ago)
Nice small hike. You can park near restaurant in 'Revistske podhradie' or drive to parking lot under the castle. It's cca 15min walk to ruins. It's a nice example of casle construction and development. The ruins are well preserved and there is ongoing stabilization and excavation for a few years. Splendid panorama from the top of tower (worth 1€ entrance fee).
Márk Csóka (12 months ago)
They way up to the parking spot is a bit narrow. The 10 minute walk from there starts as downhill and ends with uphill walk. At the time of writing this review the castle itself is still under construction so don't get surprised by workers or building materials. The landscape is beautiful. I would like to revisit this place every 2-5 years to see the progress of reconstruction.
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