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Above the village is the castle Vršatec, which is one of the highest castles and is a typical example of a medieval castle built on inaccessible limestone rocks. He belonged to a group of guard castles that secured the borders of Hungary. The impressive height difference provided the castle complex with natural protection.

Vršatec Castle

Above the village is the castle Vršatec, which is one of the highest castles and is a typical example of a medieval castle built on inaccessible limestone rocks. He belonged to a group of guard castles that secured the borders of Hungary. The impressive height difference provided the castle complex with natural protection.

Vršatec is already mentioned in 1244 as a simple building, built before the invasion of the Tatars. The castle gradually changed several owners, in the 14th century it was owned by Matúš Čák Trenčiansky. In 1708, the castle was destroyed during the Rákoci uprising, and only ruins have survived to this day.

DISTANCE FROM TRENČÍN: 35 km.

ACCESS:
By car from Trenčín in the direction of Ilava, via Pruské to the village of Vršatské Podhradie. By train or bus to Ilava and from there by bus to Vršatské Podhradie. From the bus stop it is about a 10-minute walk to the ruins of Vršatec Castle.

Additional information

Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash
Languages: Slovak

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Cyclists, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 13.6.2019
Source: KIC Trenčín

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Sun 12°
Mon 13°
Tue 12°

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Vršatec Castle
Hrad Vršatec
018 52  Vršatské Podhradie
Region: Trenčiansky
District: Ilava
Area: Stredné Považie
 49.065478, 18.151305

Hrad Vršatec
018 52  Vršatské Podhradie

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