"Crushin’ My Fairytale - Celeste Buckingham (from the Album: Where I Belong)" filmed at Bojnice Castle - one of the most visited and beautiful medieval Romantic castles in Slovakia
Bratislava Castle in Bratislava Slovakia
The name of the town contains the name of a Great Moravian duke who ruled from the present Bratislava castle - Slovak scientist P. J. Šafárik was the first to note that the seemingly German name (Presburg) concealed a Slovak first name – Brecislav.
Monumental castle known from the beginning of 10th century, built on former Slavonian fortification from 9th century from Great Moravian Empire above Danube river. Latest reconstruction is from 1956-1968. One of the city signatures.
Architecture styles seen in castle: romanesque, gothic, renaissance, baroque
The castle stands on a hill where the earliest occupation dates back to the Neolithic period (5th millennium BC). The Castle was first time mentioned in Salzburg annals in 907 AD (The newly found Salzburg Chronicles contain the oldest name, recorded in 907 in the following wording: Bellum pessimum fuit ad Brezalauspurc (Unsuccessful battle took place at Brezalauspurc) ). Current appearance was built in 15th century AD (1427). The palace wing was built between 1431-34. Next reconstruction happened between 1552 - 1639 lead by Italian architects. The castle became coronation headquarters during the Tartar incursions from the east. The last big reconstruction was based on works of french, italian and austrian architects - J. N. Jadot, L. N. Pacassi and J. B. Martinelli in 1750-1760. In 1811 the castle was ruined by big fire and for 140 years remained damaged. The reconstruction started in 1953 restored its original appearance.
I’ve been working on my laptop at the castle today. It’s good to live so near to the castle. The one thing I hate are these site seeing people that form groups with these ladies that shout into the mic. So annoying when I just want to have my free Sunday ;_; It’s also rude when a tourist takes pictures of me as if I was an attraction..
Lietava Castle Slovakia
Second largest castle in Slovakia after Spis castle. Built after 1241, situated in the Žilina District of northern Slovakia, between the villages of Lietava and Lietavská Svinná-Babkovon on the hill Cibuľník in the mountains Súľovské vrchy, in altitude 633 meters, as an administrative and military centre. In the 14th century belonged to Matúš Čák of Trenčín ”Lord of the river Váh and the Tatra Mountains“.In the 16th century Thurzo family gained it. It was reconstructed and fortified, and given its own military garrison. After the death of Imrich Thurzo in 1621 grabby descendants disputed until they lost interest of it. The castle report in 1698 said that the castle was uninhabited and there was only an archive, which was moved to the Orava Castle in the 1760s. After that, the castle was abandoned and not used any more. The inner part of building features the original Gothic design, while the settlement around the castle is Late Gothic in style.
The ruins have recently been restored and are now open to the public, offering a superb view of the surrounding countryside. The castle is for many tourists popular place thanks to impressive atmosphere.
You can help with further reconstruction of the castle through World Monuments Fund.
Lietava Castle by Evel Malikova