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The city of Trencsén and its sorrounding area was the northern Part of the Hungarian Kingdom for a very long period of time.
The Kingdom in the Middle Age had also slovakian King named John Zapolya.

City of Trencsén

Trencsén, one of the oldest and most beautiful cities, is located in the valley of the mighty River Vág in the Northwestern part of Slovakia of today.
The city originaly was a market settlement beneath the castle, but had got several privileges in the late 14th century such as Free Royal City.
Novadays in the colorful centre, known as Mierové námestie/Peace Square, you can see the central baroque Column of the Holy Trinity, a lot of outdoor cafés, restaurants, old churches and nice domestic houses.
The city is dominated by a majestic castle , which is one of the largest in the country.


Castle of Trencsén

The Castle was built in the 11th century on the site of a Moravian fort and was the seat of the Hungarian regional Royal authorities. It acquired its characteristic silhouette in the 13th century, during the reign of Máté Csák, known as the “Lord of the Vág and Tátra”.
Trencsén museum utilises the interiors for its exhibitions of Regional and focal history, historical furniture, weapons, paintings and other pieces of art, a permanent gallery and archeologic collections and findings. The courtyard and buildings of the lower castle can be explored at your leisure but the upper castle may be visited only on guided tour.


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  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    I was in Trencin a few hours and saw the castle. Your pages were excellent, lots of good information. thank you

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Trencin looks fanscinating and I heard about the Bloody Countess. Its a shame the castle is fading. Great page!

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Another interesting little page of yours. I have only been to Bratislava, Kosice and the High Tatry in Slovakia, but I would like to see more. Trencin seems to be well worth a visit.

  • Zvrlj's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2009 at 12:23 AM

    Beautiful page & great reading! The legends are very familiar to us and similar to some of our legends... Well, Slovaks and Serbs are of the same Slavic origin. Hope we'll see Trencin (it is in some relation of "brotherhood" with Kragujevac).

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    interesting legends - nice reading. sounds like a picturesque village.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2009 at 8:20 AM

    All sorts of mysterious legends in this place! I'm surprised there isn't an opera about the Countess Elisabeth Báthory -- or is there?

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2009 at 10:02 PM

    Great story on Becko's castele -- about the jester. I think you have to be a really wise man to be able to become a jester...lots of castles in Slovakia! Nice! norman :)

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