Topolcany Castle Ruins

Topoľčany, Slovakia

Topoľčany Castle"s construction at the beginning of the 14th century is attributed to Máté Csák. During the 'gallant” Hussite crusades the castle became a temporary Hussite stronghold. The castle often changed hands, and temporarily belonged to the Forgách Dynasty. The castle’s final owners abandoned it in the late 18th century, but its charm has remained to the present day. Today its main tower in Romantic style with well preserved fortifications dominates in the horizon.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia


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Tom Rychetský (5 months ago)
A well-preserved ruin. However, without any description and anything that an ordinary tourist would appreciate.
Pali Varga (2 years ago)
For quite an unknown castle ruin, this one is pretty surprising - on the outside, and also on the inside ... I mean the courtyard part, with open-air amphitheater sort of sitting arrangement (with the surrounding walls, one could easily mistake this for a Roman theater). Missing tourist facilities might be a bummer for some, a welcome aspect (solitude, quiet) for the others. This one asks no money of you. I was just disappointed that the reconstructed tower - the most characteristic part of the castle - is locked and inaccessible. The views into the surrounding country are nice even from the walls. Btw, very short and easy ascend uphill from the parking lot, on a slightly destructed field road with annoying stones.
Marek Bruchatý (3 years ago)
One of the best places to visit when visiting Topoľčany region. Great views, large castle ruins with occasional open air theatre. Must visit.
Jan Eriksson (3 years ago)
Pleasant, waiting for more repairs. No notice boards telling anything about the history of the castle, which is a minus .
Gerlach Peak (3 years ago)
great view
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