Best castles in Slovakia

Hi everyone! Ahojte!

It might be a surprise for you but Slovakia has the world’s highest number of castles and chateaux per capita in the world.

There’s a great variety of them from absolute ruins to very well preserved or renovated.

Today in Linguarte we will take you to a journey to discover some of the best and which are a must for anyone traveling or living in Slovakia.

Let’s start! Zaciname!




Bojnice Castle:

This is considered one of the most beautiful and romantic castles in Slovakia. Surrounded by a beautifully landscaped park, this fairy-tale-like castle shows a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance, and Romantic architectural styles.

If you take a guided tour through, you will discover its lavishly decorated rooms on different styles. In addition, visit the Museum of Bojnice Castle, and don’t miss the breathtaking Castle Chapel.


Orava Castle:

One of the most important movies on the history of early cinema, Nosferatu, used as a location this beautiful Slovak castle. When you visit it, its easy to understand the reason since the Orava Castle is a true fairytale castle straight from the pages of a storybook. This Gothic gem, dating back to the 13th century, is renowned for its imposing silhouette and picturesque surroundings.

Its dramatic architecture, surrounded by the Tatra Mountains gives to this castle a very unique look and presence.

A true wonder of Slovak history and folklore!


Spiš Castle:

Place at the top of a limestone hill in the town of Spišské Podhradie, Spiš Castle is one of the largest castle complexes in Central Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This magnificent fortress, dating back to the 12th century, boasts a strategic location and impressive fortifications.

Explore its vast area where many events take place specially during summer bringing life to the magical medieval atmosphere within its walls.


Bratislava Castle:

Visible from almost everywhere in the city, The Bratislava Castle the symbol of the capital and an essential part of Slovakia’s history. The fully renovated Bratislava castle offers panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape. Within the castle you can visit the Slovak National Museum, which showcases exhibitions on the country’s rich cultural heritage.

But also you can enjoy a nice walk outside of the castle in the amazing gardens around the castle and many small paths.


Červený Kameň Castle:

Located only 45 minutes far from Bratislava, Červený Kameň Castle is a remarkable Renaissance fortress hidden in the Little Carpathian Mountains. The name of the castle means “ Red Stone” and it was built as a series of castle defences. The current fortress has its interiors very well preserved, including an impressive collection of historical furniture, weapons, art and an amazing golden sled with a great fairy tail story. Having a tour there you’ll be transported back to a bygone era.


Trenčín Castle:

This castle’s history is very long starting from the 11th century. The castle was an important stronghold protecting strategic trade routes within some regions and mining towns.

The castle’s beautiful tower and cannon bastion give an amazing view to the River Váh and its region. Inside its wall you can find the Trenčín Museum keeping a permanent exhibition of the history of the region with historic weapons, furniture and other artifacts.


We hope you enjoyed our list and let us know in the comment what other castles, palaces or ruins you would add.

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