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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Ľuboš Matúš (13 months ago)
Very good trip but Castle IS not very good. There IS Nice view but that's All. They ask you for 1€ to enter.
viktor kolar (13 months ago)
Amazing nature, lovely castle and stoning viewing spots.
myjavka (14 months ago)
Nice trip/walk/ with kids. Close to the castle are areas where you can set open fire and prepare refresment.
emil toth (2 years ago)
There are more options how you can get to the old castle, most of them easy but the length of the trail might take either one hour or three. When taking the kids, park at the Bezovec ski resort and take the blue trail from there (about one hour). Don't forget to take some bacon or sausage when the weather is fine, as there is usually a campfire inside.
Tomáš Kučera (2 years ago)
There is not much to see here. Castle is under reconstruction but at a very early stage so it is pretty much just a ruin. There is nice view to land. Entrance fee is 1€ which should go straight to help the reconstruction.
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