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Devin is the castle (well more than ruins now but in good conditions is one of the most significant archaeological localities in Slovakia. It is a National cultural monument. Because of the advantageous geographical position, the height over the confluence of the Danube and the Morava rivers was settled as far back as the 5th century B.C. and cultural monuments from the surrounding areas overlapped here.
The oldest section of the present castle dates from the 13th century; it achieved its building peak in the 15th-16th century. Napoleon's soldiery destroyed it in 1809. The Slovak movement around revolutionary years 1848-9 it was favourite place of Stur's walks. Here in 1836 the main leaders of movement ceremonially accepted the second names (such as in Russian tradition they have the name and the name of the father) of Slavic origin together.
The City Museum makes use of the reconstructed basement of the Renaissance palace for exhibition purposes. Since 1965 the City Museum has carried out here a systematic archaeological research.

Address: Muranska ulica Devin
Directions: By bus from the center of Bratislava n.29
It is opened from May to October
Tu -Fr: 10:00 - 17:00
Sa-Su: 11:00 - 18:00

Phone: +421 2 65 73 01 05

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Mar 19, 2004
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