Castles

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...