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Bojnický castle is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia. Today, it is home to one of the most visited museums in the country. It is included in the list of national cultural monuments of Slovakia. It is a romantic castle with partially preserved original Gothic and Renaissance foundations of the castle. It is located in the Trenčín Region and lies on the western edge of the town of Bojnice. The castle is visible from most of the upper Ponitri. It is built on travertine rock and consists of an inner and outer castle with three courtyards.

Bojnice Castle ****

Bojnický castle is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia. Today, it is home to one of the most visited museums in the country. It is included in the list of national cultural monuments of Slovakia. It is a romantic castle with partially preserved original Gothic and Renaissance foundations of the castle. It is located in the Trenčín Region and lies on the western edge of the town of Bojnice. The castle is visible from most of the upper Ponitri. It is built on travertine rock and consists of an inner and outer castle with three courtyards.

The fairytale Bojnický castle , which is one of the most visited and most beautiful castles not only in Slovakia, but also in Central Europe. The castle was built on a travertine mound on which a medieval castle stood in the 11th century. In the past, it was owned by the most famous noble families, while its last owners were the Pálfi family.

At present, the collections of the art-historical museum are concentrated in the castle. In the exposition you can see the original equipment and art objects from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. The largest unique and most valuable works include the Late Gothic set of paintings - the so-called Bojnice altar by the Florentine master N. di Cione Ortagna from the middle of the 14th century. Part of the tour of the castle is a visit to the drip cave under the castle, which is connected to the 26 m deep castle well.

Among the many events organized in the castle, the most famous is the International Ghost and Haunting Festival, which is regularly organized at the end of April and the beginning of May. During this period, Bojnický castle is a meeting center for ghosts, witches and vampires from all over the world.

Source: slovakia.travel

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Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By train, By bus
Parking: Paid parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash, Credit card
Languages: Slovak, Czech, English, German

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Handicapped, Cyclists, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 24.11.2022

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Opening hours

Weather

january - march
wednesday - sunday:
10:00 - 15:00
april
tuesday - sunday:
10:00 - 16:00
may
tuesday - sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
june - september
monday - sunday:
09:00 - 17:00
october
tuesday - sunday:
10:00 - 15:00
november - december
wednesday - sunday:
10:00 - 15:00


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Bojnice Castle ****
Mesto Bojnice sa nachádza v tesnej blízkosti okresného mesta Prievidza v Trenčianskom samosprávnom kraji.V Prievidzi sa nachádza autobusová aj vlaková stanica, ktorá spája túto lokalitu s významnými slovenskými i zahraničnými mestami.
Zámok a okolie 1
972 01  Bojnice
Region: Trenčiansky
District: Prievidza
Area: Ponitrie
 48.7799191, 18.5777846

Altitude: 309 m

Mesto Bojnice sa nachádza v tesnej blízkosti okresného mesta Prievidza v Trenčianskom samosprávnom kraji.V Prievidzi sa nachádza autobusová aj vlaková stanica, ktorá spája túto lokalitu s významnými slovenskými i zahraničnými mestami.
Zámok a okolie 1
972 01  Bojnice

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