+421 908 021 469

Castles and Chateaus

About

With more than 300 castles dotted around the Slovak landscape, they act as a poignant reminder of perilous, bygone eras.  Throughout the country you will find extensive, beautifully preserved castles (hrad), defensive, fortified structures, as well as palaces, chateaux and manor houses (zámok) built in more peaceful times by nobles and royals as luxurious homes.  

On your travels you can find Orava Castle, location of the original 1922 Dracula movie, and Spissky Castle, the biggest castle in Eastern Europe and an UNESCO designated site.It is not surprising, perhaps, that many lay in ruin.  Slovakia stands at the crossroads of cultures, conquerors and religions – the invading Tatars (13th century), the Turks (16th century), as well as religious wars in the 15th and 17th centuries.

Popular tours

Snowshoeing High Tatras Slovakia 1
8
days
From 995 €
excl. flights
More info
1 Cycling Holiday Slovakia
8
days
From 639 €
excl. flights
More info
2
5
days
From 465 €
excl. flights
More info
Strbske Pleso High Tatras Slovakia
8
days
From 1199 €
excl. flights
More info
1 Krakow Family Holiday Poland
8
days
From 969 €
excl. flights
More info