Michalovce, Slovak Republic
Castle In The Air IIi. - Trencin Castle
Painting - Digital Art
Digital painting of Trencin Castle by misty day with flying bird of prey.
The Trencin Castle is a castle above the town of Trencin in western Slovakia. The castle houses exhibitions of the Trencin Museum, documenting the history of the region and of the castle exhibitions of historic furniture, weapons, pictures and other artifacts as well as a castle gallery, archaeological collections and findings. The castle is protected as a National Cultural Monument of Slovakia. In 2006, it attracted about 100,000 visitors.
The castle was built over a settlement site that had existed from the Bronze Age through times of Celts and Germanic tribes to the Slavic settlement. In the times of the origins of the Ugrian state a royal castle had developed out of the older Great Moravia hill-fort-roost.The oldest stone construction of the castle is the pre-Romanesque rotunda, which dates back to Great Moravia period.
The Trencin castle had seen below its walls hostile armies of Czech and Polish kings, Tatar hordes, Bockay and Bethlen hayducks, imperial landsknechts, soldiers of the Turkish sultan, Tatars of the Khan of Krym, companies of the Duke of Sesia, and Kurucs and Labanec armies. However, it has never been conquered by a direct attack.
April 10th, 2013
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