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The Castle of Beckov

Castle

The castle stands on a steep 50 m tall rock in the village Beckov. The dominance of the rock and impression of invincibility it gaves, challenged our ancestors to make use of these assets. The result is a remarkable harmony between the natural setting and architecture.

The castle first mentioned in 1200 was originally owned by the King and later, at the end of the 13th century it fell in hands of Matúš Čák. Its owners alternated - at the end of the 14th century the family of Stibor of Stiborice bought it.

The next owners, the Bánffys who adapted the Gothic castle to the Renaissance residence, improved its fortifications preventing the Turks from conquering it at the end of the 16th century. When Bánffys died out, the castle was owned by several noble families. It fell in decay after fire in 1729.

The history of the castle is the subject of different legends. One of them narrates the origin of the name of castle derived from that of jester Becko for whom the Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend has it that the lord of the castle had his servant thrown down from the rock because he protected his child from the lords favourite dog. Before his death, the servant  pronounced a curse saying that they would meet in a year and days time,  and indeed precisely after that time the lord was bitten by a snake and fell down to the same abyss.   

The well-conserved ruins of the castle, now the National Cultural Monument, are frequently visited by tourists, above all in July when the castle festival takes place.  The former Ambro curia situated below the castle now shelters the exhibition of the local history.

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Places Around

Observation tower Hájnica

Observation tower Hájnica

Hájnica hill standing above the village of Haluzice is a resting place for those seeking relaxation in the heart of nature – just climb up Hájnica observation tower and enjoy views of the surrounding villages and their architectural gems – the Romanesque church in Haluzice or the Baroque church in Bošáca. The wooden observation tower is surrounded by huge hills, majestic castles (Beckov, Tematín and Trenčiansky castle) and beautiful canyons and valleys. There she stands with grace and enjoys her precious castle neighbors. The scent of wildflowers, sunrays, and the sound of bells coming from the village church create a unique atmosphere.

Zelená voda (dam)

Zelená voda (dam)

The relax and recreation resort at Zelená voda (Green Water) is located approximately 2 km off Nové Mesto nad Váhom. It is an ideal summer vacation place with a very good access from the motorway.

The observation tower Inovec

The observation tower Inovec

On the top of Inovec stands a meteorological observation tower called, "Helene." She’s truly elegant. She’s an "Iron Lady" evoking respect. To visit her you have to overcome your fear of heights. The breathtaking view is, however, totally worth it. Iron "Helena" is noble and generous, offering a view over rocky peaks of the surrounding mountains. Thank You "Iron Lady". Our visit was exciting and spectacular.

Autocamping Trenčín na Ostrove

Autocamping Trenčín na Ostrove

If you prefer outdoor activities , you like camping , you can enjoy water sports , canoeing , canoeing , you like camping, and there is a car on the island for you.

The observation tower Soblahov

The observation tower Soblahov

Very nice wooden observation tower standing above the village of Soblahov was built on a meadow next to the local cemetery. From the southwest side it overlooks the massive forest wall, Strážov mountains and Považský Inovec with its landmark, peak Inovec. The lovely tower shaped like a shelter lures its visitors for a walk through the meadow which a century ago featured a forest railway. You will find yourself in a place straight out of a fairytale. Hills illuminated by sunlight and the wooden tower standing in the middle of the meadow as an enchanting cabin attracting pilgrims from afar. Enter the tower, climb up its stairs and enjoy a breathtaking view. You will smell the fresh scent of wood and feel the touch of the sun´s rays. "Feel like at home ... Take your time, enjoy, relax you, help yourself ...". Thank you for this warm welcome. It was a pleasant visit. We promise we will come back again and will take you with us.

The observation tower Veľký Lopeník

The observation tower Veľký Lopeník

The spirit of kopanice in the county near New Bošáca can be felt anywhere around Veľký Lopeník. The hill featuring the original observation tower is located on the Czech-Slovak border. The tower is a gorgeous feature of this breathtaking place on the Moravian-Slovak border. You will love it for its architectural design and an amazing view. It stands there thanks to Moravians and Slovaks - villagers from surrounding villages who financially supported its construction. The observation tower is a symbol of friendship between the two nations - Czechs and Slovaks who regularly meet and enjoy the beauty of the region under Veľký Lopeník.

Community center on the Spa Island

Community center on the Spa Island

Social Center organizes programs that fill the leisure spa guests - classical music concerts, opera, operetta, musical performances of domestic and foreign music and dance bodies, jazz concerts, dance programs, chess meetings and other.

Bandstand

Bandstand

Music Pavilion MUŠĽA Piestany was built in 1968. The venue for musical performances and during the summer there are held promenade concerts.

The underground

The underground

Former nuclear bomb shelter under a priori to be the Mecca of the young Slovak music. The new multi-genre space owner Ego wants to give space for the presentation of not only the young musician. At the time in Piestany it does not work any more music club becomes Basement places for a student concerts and events.

ASTON SPORT CENTER AS TRENČÍN

ASTON SPORT CENTER AS TRENČÍN

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Penzión Gazdovský dvor

Penzión Gazdovský dvor

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Motorest EDEN

Motorest EDEN

Classical motorway with a tradition on Main Street in Drietoma , on the way to the border with the Czech Republic. Excellent access, parking , terrace .

Remy´s Bistro & Pub

Remy´s Bistro & Pub

From the first moment you will love Remy's Bistro & Pub with its atmosphere and cozy atmosphere . The advantage is quality cuisine , perfect Hamburger , honest beer and, right ristretto ...

Tea house Adrak

Tea house Adrak

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Mak palacinkáreň

Mak palacinkáreň

If you like fast and light lunches or you want to relax and enjoy something untraditional , you like healthy and fresh food , visit Mak palacinkarna - right in the heart of Trenčín, in Mierovo Square . Small, unconventional operation, clean, minimalist design , enthusiasm and positive energy.

Hotel Pod Hradom ***

Hotel Pod Hradom ***

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LANIUS - Trenčiansky pivovar

LANIUS - Trenčiansky pivovar

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Coffee Sheep Café

Coffee Sheep Café

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Hotel Perla ***

Hotel Perla ***

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Hotel Kaštieľ STU

Hotel Kaštieľ STU

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Hotel Diana **

Hotel Diana **

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Hotel Javorina *

Hotel Javorina *

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Penzión Park ****

Penzión Park ****

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ASTON SPORT CENTER AS TRENČÍN

ASTON SPORT CENTER AS TRENČÍN

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Penzión Gazdovský dvor

Penzión Gazdovský dvor

Pension "Gazdovský dvor" is located in the premises of a former majer in Trenčianska Turná . This "Pan Majer" was built in the Middle Ages and served as a producer of animal and plant products for Trenčiansky Castle.

Hotel Pod Hradom ***

Hotel Pod Hradom ***

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Marián Gáborík Arena, Hotel Marián Gáborík ***

Marián Gáborík Arena, Hotel Marián Gáborík ***

Marián Gáborík - investor / founder of the arena: "It is a fulfillment of one of my dreams. In Trenčín I made my first hockey steps, taught the first handles and shot goals. I am grateful to have this opportunity and thanked for what I have given hockey, I also wanted to help other boys and girls to have the conditions to fulfill their sports dreams. "

Spa Hotel SLOVAKIA ***

Spa Hotel SLOVAKIA ***

The Spa Hotel Slovakia *** is situated right in the center of the spa town and opens the gate to the pedestrian zone in Trenčianske Teplice. The pleasant environment of the hotel allows its wide use - from spa stays , corporate events , stays with children or short-term accommodation .

ASTON SPORT CENTER AS TRENČÍN

ASTON SPORT CENTER AS TRENČÍN

The AS Trenčín Sport Center in Trenčianske Stankovce is a multifunctional center combining the possibilities of sports, especially football, with the possibility of quality accommodation and boarding in Považský Inovca.

Golfový a športový klub Trenčín

Golfový a športový klub Trenčín

Golfový a športový klub sa nachádza v širšom centre krajského mesta Trenčín, na ľavom brehu rieky Váh. Zelená oáza prekvapí výhľadom na Trenčiansky hrad, ľahkou dostupnosťou a priateľským prostredím.

Tarzánia Trenčín

Tarzánia Trenčín

TARZANIA Trenčín sa nachádza na Brezine, v tesnej blízkosti asfaltovej cesty smerom od hotela Brezina k Čerešňovému sadu. Autom sa k nám dostanete od Štefánikovej ulice po Kukučínovej ulici. Postavená je na stromoch v nádhernom lesoparku a pozostáva z dvoch trás vybudovaných pomocou 22 plošín vo výške približne 5 až 10 m nad zemou.

Marián Gáborík Arena, Hotel Marián Gáborík ***

Marián Gáborík Arena, Hotel Marián Gáborík ***

Marián Gáborík - investor / founder of the arena: "It is a fulfillment of one of my dreams. In Trenčín I made my first hockey steps, taught the first handles and shot goals. I am grateful to have this opportunity and thanked for what I have given hockey, I also wanted to help other boys and girls to have the conditions to fulfill their sports dreams. "

Golf & Country Club Piešťany

Golf & Country Club Piešťany

The Spa Golf Club in Piešťany is situated not far from the well-known spa area. It was established as one of the first golf courses in Slovakia as early as in 1914.

Thermal swimming pool Eva

Thermal swimming pool Eva

The complex, consisting of a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, open from the 50-meter swimming pool with springboard, the children's outdoor pool, the areas of accessories, the apartment manager and designated areas for sunbathing and for various sports, built between 1933-1934 by the architect A. Wimmer, A. and M. Szonyi Kolátor. Watering reconstructed several times, in the last quarter of the 20th century briefly examine the new entrance building.

Slovak Health Spa Piestany

Natural healing sources - thermal mineral water and unique sulfuric mud - are the cornerstones of the spa.

Napoelon spa

Napoelon spa

On the territory of Piestany there are several spa houses, the oldest of which there are three objects Napoleonic Spa, located in the immediate vicinity of the Vah river. Bathhouses, whose functions can be throughout their existence has not changed, although the built gradually, but with the effort expressive mutually adapt. Urban are arranged in a U-shape to form a small square.

Spa Hotel SLOVAKIA ***

Spa Hotel SLOVAKIA ***

The Spa Hotel Slovakia *** is situated right in the center of the spa town and opens the gate to the pedestrian zone in Trenčianske Teplice. The pleasant environment of the hotel allows its wide use - from spa stays , corporate events , stays with children or short-term accommodation .

Spa of Trenčianske Teplice

Spa of Trenčianske Teplice

Lovers of walks in parks and landscape of spas should visit the spa of Trenčianske Teplice with wonderful setting in the Strážovské vrchy Mts. in the west of Slovakia. It is its situation amidst nature and its hot mineral springs, which won it the attribute of the “pearl of the Carpathians”.

Observation tower Hájnica

Observation tower Hájnica

Hájnica hill standing above the village of Haluzice is a resting place for those seeking relaxation in the heart of nature – just climb up Hájnica observation tower and enjoy views of the surrounding villages and their architectural gems – the Romanesque church in Haluzice or the Baroque church in Bošáca. The wooden observation tower is surrounded by huge hills, majestic castles (Beckov, Tematín and Trenčiansky castle) and beautiful canyons and valleys. There she stands with grace and enjoys her precious castle neighbors. The scent of wildflowers, sunrays, and the sound of bells coming from the village church create a unique atmosphere.

Small Romanesque Church in Haluzice

Small Romanesque Church in Haluzice

Northwest of Nové Mesto nad Váhom we can find the Bošácka dolina valley, part of the Biele Karpaty (White Carpathians) ridge. There on a hill stands its silent guardian – a fortified small Romanesque church in Haluzice.

Manor house Kočovce

Manor house Kočovce

Concert in the arms of romance..Also in the village of Kočovce, near the Nové Mesto nad Váhom, there is a romantic three-winged wardrobe surrounded by a maintained park.

House of Wards

House of Wards

The National Cultural Monument Dom of the Urban and Granary was proclaimed in 1993. It is made up of several monumental objects: House of Wards. The Renaissance house was built in the middle of the 14th century. The pedestrian corner stone building with a single-story double-layout, two-storey with attic and three basement floors has a L-shaped ground plan.

The observation tower Inovec

The observation tower Inovec

On the top of Inovec stands a meteorological observation tower called, "Helene." She’s truly elegant. She’s an "Iron Lady" evoking respect. To visit her you have to overcome your fear of heights. The breathtaking view is, however, totally worth it. Iron "Helena" is noble and generous, offering a view over rocky peaks of the surrounding mountains. Thank You "Iron Lady". Our visit was exciting and spectacular.

Čachtické podzemie

Čachtické podzemie

Ak sa chystáte navštíviť Čachtický hrad, tak určite nevynechajte ani návštevu podzemia tejto dedinky opradenej povesťami o krvavej grófke Alžbete Báthoryovej. Nechajte sa preniesť v čase, pocítiť temnú atmosféru strachu o holý život, alebo sa pokochať jedinečným historickým stavebným dielom. Katakomby – ako sa hovorí týmto podzemným chodbám odhaľujú tajuplné a neznáme podzemie.

Draškovičovský manor house

Draškovičovský manor house

The beauteous beauty of the bloody coral...Those who delight in the Čachtice community in the West Slovak community to learn more than the bizarre stories about the bloody Count of Alžbeta Báthory in the mysterious castle of the castle, take the direction to the Renaissance manor in the village. The Draškovičovský manor house was built in 1668 and enlarged at the end of the 17th century.

The Castle of Čachtice

The Castle of Čachtice

Ruins of the “mysterious castle in the Karpaty mountains” tower above the village Čachtice in western Slovakia. It is the Castle of Čachtice, once residence of the “bloody countess Elizabeth Bátory”.

The Tematín Castle

The Tematín Castle

One of the castles in the region of Považie that guarded the western borders of the Kingdom of Hungary was the Tematín Castle. Its romantic ruins standing on top of the side ridge of the Považský Inovec Mts. are visible from a large distance.

The observation tower Soblahov

The observation tower Soblahov

Very nice wooden observation tower standing above the village of Soblahov was built on a meadow next to the local cemetery. From the southwest side it overlooks the massive forest wall, Strážov mountains and Považský Inovec with its landmark, peak Inovec. The lovely tower shaped like a shelter lures its visitors for a walk through the meadow which a century ago featured a forest railway. You will find yourself in a place straight out of a fairytale. Hills illuminated by sunlight and the wooden tower standing in the middle of the meadow as an enchanting cabin attracting pilgrims from afar. Enter the tower, climb up its stairs and enjoy a breathtaking view. You will smell the fresh scent of wood and feel the touch of the sun´s rays. "Feel like at home ... Take your time, enjoy, relax you, help yourself ...". Thank you for this warm welcome. It was a pleasant visit. We promise we will come back again and will take you with us.

The observation tower Veľký Lopeník

The observation tower Veľký Lopeník

The spirit of kopanice in the county near New Bošáca can be felt anywhere around Veľký Lopeník. The hill featuring the original observation tower is located on the Czech-Slovak border. The tower is a gorgeous feature of this breathtaking place on the Moravian-Slovak border. You will love it for its architectural design and an amazing view. It stands there thanks to Moravians and Slovaks - villagers from surrounding villages who financially supported its construction. The observation tower is a symbol of friendship between the two nations - Czechs and Slovaks who regularly meet and enjoy the beauty of the region under Veľký Lopeník.

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