Castle in the Air II. - Trencin Castle

April 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Trencin Castle - Trenciansky hradTrenčín Castle

 

The Trencin Castle is a castle above the town of Trencin in western Slovakia. The castle is protected as a National Cultural Monument of Slovakia.

The castle was built over a settlement site that had existed from the Bronze Age through times of Celts and Germanic tribes to the Slavic settlement. In the times of the origins of the Ugrian state a royal castle had developed out of the older Great Moravia hill-fort-roost.The oldest stone construction of the castle is the pre-Romanesque rotunda, which dates back to Great Moravia period.  In the 13-14th century, the castle became the residence of Matthew Csák, the legendary "Lord of the river Váh and the Tatra Mountains".The Trencin castle had seen below its walls hostile armies of Czech and Polish kings, Tatar hordes, Bockay and Bethlen hayducks, imperial landsknechts, soldiers of the Turkish sultan, Tatars of the Khan of Krym, companies of the Duke of Sesia, and Kurucs and Labanec armies. However, it has never been conquered by a direct attack.


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