Castle in the air III. - Bratislava Castle

April 13, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Bratislava CastleBratislava Castle

 

The castle, on a hill above the old town, dominates the city of Bratislava and is an important landmark and a National Cultural Monument.

The castle hill was populated as early as the late Stone Age and its first known inhabitants were the Celts. In the middle of the 16th century, Bratislava became the official coronation town for Hungarian Kings and at the castle there was a residence of the king. Later, the castle was rebuild in a Renaissance style. The last large reconstruction in Baroque style took place under the reign of Maria Theresia (1740-1780). In 1811, the castle was burnt down and only ruins were left. It was reconstructed in 1956-68. 


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