Cachtice Castle, Cachtice

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Čachtice Castle is a castle ruin in Slovakia next to the village of Čachtice. It stands on a hill featuring rare plants, and has been declared a national nature reserve for this reason. The castle was a residence and later the prison of the Countess Elizabeth Báthory, who is alleged to have been the world's most prolific female serial killer.Čachtice was built in the mid-13th century by Kazimir from the Hont-Pázmány gens as a sentry on the road to Moravia. Later, it belonged to Máté Csák, the Stibor family, and then to the famous Bloody Lady Elizabeth Báthory. Čachtice, its surrounding lands and villages, was a wedding gift from the Nádasdy family upon Elizabeth's marriage to Ferenc Nádasdy in 1575.Originally, Čachtice was a Romanesque castle with an interesting horseshoe shaped residence tower. It was turned into a Gothic castle later and its size was increased in the 15th and 16th centuries. A Renaissance renovation followed in the 17th century. Finally, in 1708 the castle was captured and plundered by the rebels of Ferenc II Rákoci AKA Francis II Rákóczi. It has been in decay since.Čachtice Castle in pop-cultureAlong with Orava Castle, Čachtice Castle was used as the location for Count Orlok's castle in Nosferatu.
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  • In the reconstruction nicely progressed, but the entrance €3 reached the person is given that under the castle is the valid even parking disproportionate... During the show, no one is dedicated, you have to drink your imagination... The views of the surrounding area are perfectly...
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  • At the Navsteve Piestan we decided to take on the Cachtically Castle... From the car park, for which we paid symbolically €1 is the castle in the Kopceka about approx. 15-20 min.. Nam's lasted long, we were with a cocikom.. Entrance is €3 per adult, Studenti, Seniors Maju zlavnene.. What I bothered it was from the comment tour took place Carlton Hotel 2 hours and not kazdu, which is according to MNA minus, Takze we have a castle to be viewed by ourselves.. The starches of the beautiful about this is no doubt, otherwise the castle give me Pride obycajny.. But who did not propose him, let him be a relet..
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  • Great Castle. Our tour guide knew all the best stories. We will go again!
  • Ruins of a castle connected with a history of Elisabeth Bathory, a known serial killer from Middle Ages. You can buy small refreshment. 1.5 km on foot from the last parking (paid parking). Trip convenient for children 3+ years old.
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