Tematín Castle was originally built in the second half of the 13th century in the Kingdom of Hungary. It was completely reconstructed by the Thurzó family, owners of the castle from 1524. The last owner was Miklós Bercsényi, general of the anti-Habsburg insurrection army during Rákóczi's War of Independence. The castle fell into ruins after it was besieged in 1710 as a part of the suppression of the anti-Habsburg uprising.

A trove of axe-shaped iron coins from the Great Moravian period was found in the Hrádok area. Traces of the Great Moravian fortified settlement found in the village were destroyed by construction activities.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovakia

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miso demetrian (2 years ago)
Perfect view from romantic castle ruins
Milan Cerovský (2 years ago)
Very nice castle. Castle is ruined, but thanks hard work of volunteers is worth to visit. Beautiful views from top of castle.
Martin Atalovic (2 years ago)
Great place for older and youngsters as well. We walked from nearby Bezovec and it took us three hours there and back. There is a small buffet and when you are lucky they might serve goulash as well. Voluntary entrance fee which goes toward castle renovation. The view is magnificent from the castle terrace.
Katarína Vencelová (2 years ago)
Easy to reach for children too. A small buffet at castle. Nice views. You gotta go there :)
Marta Sheikh (2 years ago)
Great hiking , takes appx.1h beautiful view from castle
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