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The Castle of Nitra

Castle

The dominant of the oldest Slovak town Nitra is the Castle of Nitra. It was built in the 11th century on the site of a bulky Slav fort, the seat of the Nitra Princedom and Great Moravian rulers. Today it is the seat of the Bishopric of Nitra.

It was built in the 11th century and consists of several parts. The core of the Castle is the cathedral with the adjacent Bishops residence.

The oldest surviving part of the Cathedral is the Romanesque church of St Emeram from the 11th or 12th century. It was rebuilt after fire in the second half of the 13th century and after Matúš Čáks soldiers destroyed it, a new Gothic church was built next to it in 1317. From then on it served as what is called ”trustworthy” place of chapter and later as the treasury of the cathedral. Today, it forms together with the Upper and Lower Churches the most valuable structure in the area of the Castle - the Bishops Cathedral.

The originally Gothic Upper Church was built in the years 1333-1335 and three centuries later the Lower Church was added to it. A wide staircase connects both of them. The appearance of the Cathedral as we know it now, is from the years 1710-1736 and its interior is also from that time. Among the most valuable monuments of the interior is the main altar of the Lower Church made by the Austrian sculptor J. Pernegger who used the painting of D. Voltera as a model.

The originally Gothic Bishops Palace standing by these sacral buildings obtained its Late Baroque appearance in the second half of the 18th century.

Its outer fortifications with the oldest parts from the Romanesque period are especially interesting. The legendary Vazilova veža tower with square ground plan was several times rebuilt and adapted in the Romantic style. Allegedly the Hungarian Prince Vazul was imprisoned in this tower.

The Castle area and the Bishops Cathedral of St Emeram are accessible to public.

Access: driving as far as the castle - situated in the city centre on a hill, on foot from Župný dom it takes about 15 minutes.

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Nám. Jána Pavla II. č. 7950 50Nitra
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Places Around

Botanical garden Nitra

Botanical garden Nitra

The Botanical garden in  Nitra in western Slovakia is the scientific and pedagogic facility owned by the Slovak Agricultural University, focused on the cultural and educational activities.

Holiday Resort Water Reservoir Kráľová

Holiday Resort Water Reservoir Kráľová

The vicinity of the town of Galanta features the holiday resort and water reservoir Kráľová. The water reservoir is located on the Váh River, with forests and fields surrounding the area which is a favourite place for fishermen and water sports fans.

Topoľčianky Bison Park

Topoľčianky Bison Park

There is only one place in Slovakia, hidden in beautiful oak forests surrounding the community of Topoľčianky, where one can see Europe´s largest mammal, the European bison, "a close relative" of more known, the North American buffalo.

Château Topoľčianky

Château Topoľčianky

Château Topoľčianky is a wine manufacturer established in 1933 in the central part of the Danube plain in the south of the Slovak Republic.

Oko *** Centrum

Oko *** Centrum

Set in the heart of the ancient city of Nitra, 100 m from the pedestrian zone, Hotel Oko is close to many tourist attractions, such as St. Emmeram's Cathedral. It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

Le Bistro

Le Bistro

Le Bistro je trendový podnik v centre starobylej Nitry. Hosťom ponúka francúzsky štýl raňajok, čerstvú kávu a výborné dezerty.

Hotel Mikado ****

Hotel Mikado ****

Situated just 800 m from Nitra’s city centre, Mikado Hotel offers large rooms with spacious bathrooms. Facilities include a wellness centre with indoor pool and a squash court.

Chateau Appony ****

Chateau Appony ****

After an expensive renovation the Renaissance chateau from the Appony dynasty has been transforned into a luxury hotel, famous for its extensive library  of the Appony dynasty. You will find majestic halls, stylish rooms and spacious  and luxury suites in this unique hotel .

Hotel Centrál ***

Hotel Centrál ***

Hotel Centrál Šaľa is situated in Šaľa, 49 km from Piešťany and 24 km from Nitra. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Château Topoľčianky

Château Topoľčianky

Château Topoľčianky is a wine manufacturer established in 1933 in the central part of the Danube plain in the south of the Slovak Republic.

Hotel Centrum ***

Hotel Centrum ***

Situated right in the heart of Nitra, Hotel Centrum offers beautiful views of the historic centre, the castle, the theatre and the pedestrian zone. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel. Guests receive a welcome drink.

Hotel Capital

Hotel Capital

Hotel Capital is situated in the centre of Nitra town and offers accommodation in air-conditioned rooms and suites decorated in a rustic style. Wellness area features a pool, a hot tub, a finnish sauna and massages are available as well.

Hotel Atrium ***

Hotel Atrium ***

The Atrium is situated in a pedestrian zone in the heart of Nitra, 100 m from the closest bus stop. It houses an elegant atrium restaurant, which serves Slovak and international dishes. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

Pension Toscana

Pension Toscana

Located in the Zobor district of Nitra, close to the city park, Penzin Toscana features an Italian restaurant and pizzeria also serving Mediterranean and Slovak dishes. All spacious rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV and WiFi is free throughout the property.

Oko *** Centrum

Oko *** Centrum

Set in the heart of the ancient city of Nitra, 100 m from the pedestrian zone, Hotel Oko is close to many tourist attractions, such as St. Emmeram's Cathedral. It offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

Penzión & Wellness Zoborská

Penzión & Wellness Zoborská

The Penzion Zoborska is located on the quiet Zobor hill, only 800 m from the centre of Nitra with many restaurant, bars and clubs. It is also close to the AgroKomplex fairgrounds.

Hotel Mikado ****

Hotel Mikado ****

Situated just 800 m from Nitra’s city centre, Mikado Hotel offers large rooms with spacious bathrooms. Facilities include a wellness centre with indoor pool and a squash court.

Agro Complex Apartments ***

Agro Complex Apartments ***

Agro Complex Apartments is situated in a quiet part of the Nitra town and only steps away from the Agrokomplex exposition centre and offers accommodation with a reception and a free parking.

Hotel Kaštieľ Mojmírovce ***

Hotel Kaštieľ Mojmírovce ***

Situated in the village of Mojmírovce, in the baroque-classical Manor-house from the 18th century, Hotel Kaštieľ Mojmírovce offers en-suite rooms, an indoor pool, a spa and wellness centre, a restaurant and a tennis court. Free WiFi is available in all areas and free parking is possible on site.

Chateau Appony ****

Chateau Appony ****

After an expensive renovation the Renaissance chateau from the Appony dynasty has been transforned into a luxury hotel, famous for its extensive library  of the Appony dynasty. You will find majestic halls, stylish rooms and spacious  and luxury suites in this unique hotel .

Hotel Centrál ***

Hotel Centrál ***

Hotel Centrál Šaľa is situated in Šaľa, 49 km from Piešťany and 24 km from Nitra. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Thermal Swimming Pool ThermalPark Nitrava

Thermal Swimming Pool ThermalPark Nitrava

ThermalPark Nitrava sa nachádza v peknom prostredí v malebnej obci Poľný Kesov, neďaleko Nitry. Je ľahko prístupný do 15 minút jazdy autom z rýchlostnej cesty R1 – NITRA - JUH. ThermalPark Nitrava patrí svojou rozlohou medzi najväčšie na Slovensku.

Cathedral of St Emeram – Nitra

Cathedral of St Emeram – Nitra

The bishop Cathedral of St Emeram at the Castle of Nitra originated by joining three temples of different age. It consists of the church from the 11th century, originally the Gothic Upper church from the 14th century and the Lower church from the 17th century.

Gallery of Nitra

Gallery of Nitra

Nitra Gallery, founded on January 1st, 1965, has started its exhibitions with a show of Nitra´s artists, both contemporaneous and past. Its activities of exhibition, collection and education surpass local level in their importance and caused the institution to be recognized as being one of district (1968) and regional importance (1972).

Andrej Bagar Theatre

Andrej Bagar Theatre

The theatre of Nitra was created in 1950 and since 1979, it has been bearing the name of the important Slovak actor, director, teacher and organizer of dramatic arts – Andrej Bagar. Since 1992 it has been using one of Slovakia´s largest and most modern theatre buildings.

Ponitrianske Museum Nitra

Ponitrianske Museum Nitra

Permanent exposition: The jewels of Slovakia's remote past - the exposition enables the public to access a set of valuable relics of material culture from the distant past of Slovakia.

Synagóga v Nitre

Synagóga v Nitre

Synagóga v Nitre je vzácnou architektonickou pamiatkou mesta, zapísanou v Ústrednom zozname pamiatkového fondu SR. Nachádza sa v pamiatkovej zóne v centre mesta na Ulici pri Synagóge - v ochrannom pásme mestskej pamiatkovej rezervácie.

Technical monuments of the Slovak Agricultural Museum in Nitra

Technical monuments of the Slovak Agricultural Museum in Nitra

Slovak Agricultural Museum in Nitra is certainly interesting for visitors whose hobby is technical history connected with farm work. Part of it is an open-air exhibition with a great number of historic technology and a unique field railway.

Slovak Agricultural Museum Nitra

Slovak Agricultural Museum Nitra

Nitra, everything that you have ever wanted to know about agriculture can be found here. An open-air museum, Nitra open field of railway and a library are also part of it. The museum covers an area of over 30 hectares.

Events Around

TOMÁŠ KLUS 2018 TOUR SPOLU - Nitra

Tomáš Klus predstaví na jarnom turné so svojou Cieľovou skupinou nový album SPOLU.  V  siedmych slovenských mestách zaznejú novinky aj dobre známe staršie pesničky.  Prvou zastávkou bude 7.4. 2019 Bratislava - Hant aréna , posledný koncert je v pláne 16.4.2019 v Košiciach v Spoločenskom pavilóne .  Pre album Spolu je charakteristický princíp kruhu, ktorý sa premietol aj do dizajnu bookletu a korešponduje s ním aj vizuál koncertov, ktorého autorom je Matyáš Vorda: "Súčasťou zadania bolo čo najmenej digitálneho hi-tech vybavenia a čo najviac divadelne, hravo a analógovo.

SLOBODNÁ EURÓPA - 30 ROKOV TOUR 2019 - Nitra

SLOBODNÁ EURÓPA – 30 ROKOV TOUR 2019 (jarná časť) Rok 2019 je pre skupinu Slobodná Európa extra špecifický, keďže si v ňom zaknihováva už 30 rokov svojej existencie. Toto okrúhle jubileum si pripomenie a oslávi výročným turné 30 rokov tour 2019, ktoré bude rozdelené na tri časti – jarná, letná a jesenná. V rámci jarnej časti 30 rokov tour (1989 - 2019) odohrá Slobodná Európa spolu 10 koncertov, z toho 7 na Slovensku a 3 v Čechách.

MADUAR - Hafanana The Best Of Tour 2019 - Nitra

Pri príležitosti 25. výročia od vydania prvého albumu vyráža MADUAR na slovenské turné so 100-minútovým koncertným programom, na mieru šitou videoprojekciou a samostatným akustickým blokom. Pripomeňte si staré dobré časy s jednou z najúspešnejších kapiel 90.