Vrsatec Castle Ruins

Pruské, Slovakia

The original Gothic Vršatec castle from the 13th century was destroyed in time of Rákoczis rebellion in 1706. The legend has that the castellan of this castle cut his leg in order to help his master to escape from the Tartar prison.

The ruins provide an excellent view of the whole of central Považie and the valley of the Váh river with the mountains Súľovské and Strážovské vrchy. Instructive path, as well as various cyclist and hiking routes lead to the ruins.

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

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Marcel Lakatos (2 years ago)
Very amazing place in not very known part of Slovakia. It has its own atmosfere with wonderful scenery.
Milena Szmudzińska (3 years ago)
Views from this place are amazing! A lot of trees and place is highly situated. Not much rest from this castle, but it has it own climate. Recommend to go there with family or by your own. Trees in the autumn looks incredibly beautiful :)
Matej Petrovič (3 years ago)
The ruine od Castle trip is suitable for families with small children. The Vrsatec rocks are suitable for people which are ok with cliffs and heighs. The touristic walkway is not marked wery well. Tall grass on the beginning of walkway hide the markers. IT IS not recommended to go there with small children on the rocks.
Petra Baxova (4 years ago)
Nice view from the hills.
Martin Baláž (4 years ago)
Small ruins, maybe much more beautiful from the village under it. Very quiet place, suitable for nice walks. Tourist routes. No shop in the village, but one pub is open to have a beer or coke.
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