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Trenčín Castle (Trenčiansky hrad)

Trenčín Castle



Location: 80 km (50 mi) Northeast of Trnava  Map

Tel. (032) 743 5657 daily

Museum: Mierovi Namestue 46

Tel. (032) 743 4431

Open: May- Oct: 9am- 5:30pm

Nov- Apr: 9am- 3:30pm





Description of Trenčín Castle


Trenčín Castle is a medieval citadel situated 80 km (50 mi) Northeast of Trnava, Trenčín Region in Slovakia.  This strategic location of Trenčín Castle had military fortifications since the time of the Roman Times. There is still a preserved inscription of military victory of the Roman legion stationed in Laugaricio (Roman name for ancient Trenčín) that occurred in 179 AD. Wooden fortifications unfortunately were razed by the invading barbaric tribes. However oldest preserved structure on the ground of the citadel is a stone rotunda erected here in the 9th century. Its ruins are found underneath a Barbara Palace. Current medieval castle was constructed in the 13th century by Baron Jekab Cseszneky, sword bearer of King Bela VI. In the early 14th century it was transferred to Matthew Csák,  "Lord of the river Váh and the Tatra Mountains". He added an imposing Matúš Tower that raises over the citadel. The Well of Love that is situated within the imposing keep was allegedly dug by Turkish prince Omar who wanted to rescue his beloved Fatima who was imprisoned here.










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