Bojnice castle is a national monument and the seat of the museum. Among the most beautiful monuments in Slovakia and visited by visitors from all over the world. Bojnice castle is one of the oldest and most important Slovak castles. It stands on a travertine hill above the town. The first written mention of the castle is from 1113 in a document Zobor abbey. The Latin written document King Koloman confirmed the possessions of the Benedictine Monastery. Hippolytus in the upper Nitra. Originally a wooden castle evolved from an older fortress. Gradually during the 13th century it was built of stone as property of Poznan. The outer walls of the castle were shaped according to the uneven rocky terrain and formed an irregular outline with extended fortification. late 13th century Bojnice was seized by the magnate Matus Cak of Trencin and the castle he belonged until 1321 After Matus Cak in Bojnice in the 14th and 15th centuries were replaced as owners of the following noble families - Gilethovci, Leustachovci, Noffryovci. The result of the construction activities is preserved outline in the shape of an elongated oval central living quarters of the fortress built around a small courtyard with well. Bojnice castle and the estate have always been royal property. King handing out advance or hereditary property magnates. In 1489 King Matej Korvin presented the castle together with domain to his illegitimate son Jan Korvin. According to legend, the king himself Matej like visiting Bojnice and would sit under the lime tree opposite the castle, which they called King Matej Lime tree. In the shadow dictate official documents that begin: "Sub nostris dilectis Tillis Bojniciensibus ". After the death of King Matthias captured the castle Zápoľský troops and occupied it until 1526 then was built a mighty fortress walls, which remained preserved walls and towers today. K entrance gate with a drawbridge, connected to the inner castle walls punctuated at regular intervals four towers. It was also built and outer enclosure walls. donated In 1527 King Ferdinand I. castle Alexei Thurzo. Thurzos fortress and transformed into a renaissance seat. The original Gothic castle was the character of Renaissance chateau with an equally high living quarters arranged around an inner courtyard. This appearance of the castle we have preserved the drawings of the town and castle from J. Ledentua. Thurzo family died after the castle again fell to the crown and King Ferdinand III. him in 1643 Pavol Palffy for helping in the fight against the Turks and rebellious Hungarian nobility. Bojnice Construction began once a fortress received a baroque form. In this stage of building the old stone fortress was not. Residential and entertainment areas moved to ward. Building activity died down in the castle at the end of the 17th century. And his appearance was during the 18th and 19th centuries did not change significantly. After a long period of stagnation and decline gained Bojnice estate with the castle in 1852, its last owner - Count Jan Frantisek Palffy. He was a renowned private collector who through his efforts exceeded local circumstances. His inborn and long term stays abroad grown feeling for art is reflected in the deliberate and systematic collection of art objects. Featured on was given by himself in his will: "The motive and aim of my foreign travel and longer stays abroad in my long life, not only to satisfy my own appetite for art, but to the Treasury foreign countries, so rich in artistic artifacts, as much as the circumstances and when my financial means would permit. So I brought into the country such artistic works, and thus to I contributed to enriching artistic taste at home and at the same time encourage interest in the arts. "If he that objective, which describes the testament been achieved, evidenced by the fact that after his death, in 1910, experts estimated his fortune at 90 million dollars . Apart from Vienna and Budapest palace had six settlements in Slovakia: Palace in Bratislava castle in the kings castle in Pezinku, castle in Bojnice castle in the steam and dry in Trstena mansion on the island. starting point in arranging various mansions and palaces was Count Palffy effort to create a unified architectural whole exterior and interior. From this point of view, the primacy of the Bojnice castle, which gave Earl rebuilt along the lines of French Gothic chateaux of the Loire valley. Chief architect of rebuilding Bratislava was the architect Jozef Hubert. Renovation of the interior in the spirit of Tyrolean Gothic commissioned by Count Palffy Innsbruck company Gebrüder Colli. extensive neo-gothic reconstruction was carried out during the years 1889 - 1910 and changed the castle into an enchanting castle. Count Palffy to live to see its completion, he died in Vienna on the 2nd júna 1908th Already in his testament Count Palffy expressed the wish that his palaces in Vienna and Budapest, castle in Kráľovej a castle in Bojnice, have been made available to the public and to works of art remain in situ and the show was open to all interested parties. Earl, however, knew that this was his wish fulfilled several years later, in 1950, when the castle was established nitrianske Regional Museum. now a museum is part of the Slovak National Museum. In 1970 the castle was declared a national cultural monument.
During the period from May 1 to September 30, the lock is open to the public from 9.00 pm. to 17.00 pm. Out of season: in the period from 1 October to 30 April castle is open to the public from 10.00. to 15.00 hrs.
Daily inspection: 75 min.
adults ........................................... .......................................... € 8.00 children 6 15 years ................................................ ................. € 3.50 children 3-6 years ....................... ............................................ € 1.00 Minimum visitors is 10 persons. parade in foreign language report min. Three days ahead of schedule.
NIGHT TOUR: 90 min.
input ........................................... ......................................... € 8.00 children 6-15 years (just a regular / periodic inspections in the month. July and August) ............. € 6.00 minimum number of visitors is 15 people. visit, you need to report three days ahead of schedule.
Life and housing culture of the nobility.
collections Art History from Gothic to neoslohy.
Bojnice castle cave lies under lock and is part of the tour.
Museum premises Bojnice Castle specializes in neoslohy.
exposure to art history can be found here presenting important works of European art.
Park: the natural environment and highlights the attractiveness of the castle and the adjacent castle park with huge trees and specimens rare roughly 700 years of the lime tree in front of the castle. Part of the park is a spacious zoo-centric many rare specimens of exotic fauna. Park continues Strážovské in woodland hills. Reservoir Nitra Rudno: just 10 km, swimming, camping and accommodation.