Trenčiansky Hrad

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Trenčiansky Hrad
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Bmorecmore
Bratislava, Slovakia605 contributions
Slovakia’s 3rd Largest Castle
May 2020 • Couples
Today was our first venture out of Bratislava in over 2 months. We decided to visit the 3rd largest castle in Slovakia. The Trencin Castle is a large complex full of fortifications, with 5 gates to pass before you reach the upper palace. First stones date back to the 9th century with a pre-Romanesque rotunda. It was a highly functional castle and would even protect the habitants, who would flock to the lower castle during foreign attacks. The castle is full of history with sieges, sacking, Royalty ownership, extensive destruction and rebuiling, and lots of medieval torture in the dungeon called “The Devil’s Tower”.

The castle is now owned by the city of Trencin and has been undergoing renovation since 1955.

Slovakia is a beautiful country with lots of hidden treasures.
Written 24 May 2020
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Matej R
6 contributions
An interesting experience.
Aug 2019
We went to see the castle, addition was affordable, staff is kind, a lot of things to see, a delightful experience.
Written 15 April 2020
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Virginiatravel1
390 contributions
fascinating
Dec 2019
This is a must if you visit Trencin; the tours are in Slovak, but you can read about the castle and then see many interesting parts on your own. It is a bit of a walk uphill, but the views are spectacular once you reach the castle. Be sure to take the narrow steps up a tower too.
Written 15 January 2020
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Mimi
Bratislava, Slovakia92 contributions
Stunning view
Nov 2019 • Couples
This castle definitely belongs to TOP 10, or maybe TOP 5 in Slovakia. The road up is bit challenge but worth for the view.
Written 16 November 2019
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Serena C
Cheshire, UK788 contributions
Worth the hike!
Nov 2019
It is a long and in some places, quite steep walk up to the castle but it is worth it! Yes, it is true that there is not that much available in English but you just use your imagination! We did not do the guided (Slovakian) tour but managed to cover most of the castle with only two areas not possible. You certainly get a feel for what life was like back then - they were so small so watch your head when moving from room to room! There are amazing views over the city.
Written 4 November 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK146,617 contributions
I enjoyed the visit, but the lack of English was a problem.
Oct 2019
Visited Trencin and this castle on a day trip from Bratislava. The castle does look very pretty from far off as it sits on a hill overlooking Trencin and there's a big climb up to the entrance of the castle.

The castles does offer a guided tour, which unfortunately is in Slovak only. The former barracks of the castle has exhibitions, but most of it is in Slovak, so difficult for me to follow. The rest of the castle is in reasonable condition and there's great views, especially from Mathias Tower. Along the climb up to the latter are lots of mini exhibitions of Trenchin history.

I enjoyed the visit, but the lack of English was a problem.
Written 26 October 2019
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ulangutan
Dereham, UK164 contributions
Another fabulous castle here in Slovakia.
Oct 2019 • Couples
There seems to be a wonderful castle in every village, hamlet or settlement here but so many are amazing examples & Trencin is no different.
Different to Bojnice but no less spectacular, the entrance fee (around €5.00) is extremely reasonable.
There are tours but only in Slovak, so we wandered around by ourselves quite happily.
If you like incredible views & historical sites, look no further. This place will flick your switch!
Written 25 October 2019
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JohnBuzzard
Istanbul, Turkey8 contributions
Day visit to local castle
Aug 2019
Well worth the climb up to entrance and even all the way to top of tower. On weekends during summer they have birds of prey on display and also many events as well.
Written 21 September 2019
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zzzzvodkazzzz
Albrightsville, PA53 contributions
Mr
Jul 2019 • Couples
We have are daughter wedding at the castle.
Amazing experience!!! Everything was perfect!!!
The staff was very helpful and friendly. All preparations and and the ceremony was super!!!
Written 7 August 2019
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Frantisek Ruzha
Prague, Czech Republic426 contributions
my astonishment
Jun 2019 • Solo
Immediately after getting off the train, I was surprised: Trenciansky castle turned off at high altitude. The castle is wide in size, its appearance gradually expanded from the 11th century. Most surprisingly, it looks like a small town. Only part of this little town is visible at my photos.
Written 12 June 2019
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