Day trips from Trenčín

Malá and Veľká Skalka near Trenčín

Skalka is known as the oldest pilgrimage site in Slovakia. The site comprises two objects – Malá Skalka and Veľká Skalka. Malá Skalka is a small two-tower church built in the Romanesque style. First mention of the church dates back to 1208 when the building was dedicated to St. Benedict. In the woods, just opposite the church, is a Calvary. Veľká Skalka comprises an antique monastery, a small church built in 1224, and the...

Spa Trenčianske Teplice

Trenčianske Teplice is known for its therapeutic spa facilities using natural thermal sulphuric water produced by five local springs. As each of the springs has a bathing pool built directly over it (with the exception of the Grand pool) water enters the pools directly, without being pre-heated or cooled. First mention of the springs appeared in 1247. In the 19th and the early 20th century, the spa represented one of...

Beckov Castle

Beckov Castle is a majestic monument poised on top of a 60-metre steep rock massif above the village of Beckov. The castle, situated close to the Váh River, guarded the trade route through the Váh River watershed area. Once home to kings, mighty noblemen and knights, the Castle withstood the raids of Tartars and Turks. Thanks to its excellent ability to defend itself, the town just below the castle flourished and by the 17th century had become a commercial,...

Čachtice Castle

The village of Čachtice is located near Nové Mesto nad Váhom and right below the Čachtice Castle built in the 13th century to serve as one of the guarding castles of the middle-Váh River region. It became infamous thanks to the "blood-thirsty" countess Elisabeth Bathory who lived in the late 16th and early 17th century. It is reported that the countess ordered to slay 600 young virgins and bathed in their...