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Trencin

Country
Slovakia
State
Trenciansky
City
Trencin
Type of Location
Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By train

You can take one of the frequent trains from Bratislava to Trencin, as it is on the national main line. It takes about one hour and forty minutes to reach Trencin from Bratislava. The trip further east to Kosice takes from 3.5 to 4.5 hours depending on which kind of train you take.

By bus

Because of the location of Trencin in relation to other surrounding destinations, it has many buses going through it. The trip to Bratislava from Trencin takes about two hours (the train is a better option), to Banska Bystrica takes about three hours (a bus is the fastest way) and if you want to travel to Kosice, take the train.

The main station for local buses is across the road from the train station. Tickets can be bought on the bus.

By car

Trencin is situated in the north-west of Slovakia, 120 kilometres north of Bratislava, close to the border with the Czech Republic. The main highway from Bratislava to Kosice, which is in some parts still in progress, has a direct exit to the centre of Trencin. When taking the D1 highway from Bratislava it shouldn't be more than a one hour trip. Traveling by car to Kosice from Trencin takes about four hours, while Banska Bystrica, which is in the middle of Slovakia, is two hours drive away.
 

Key places to visit
Trencin Castle, Beckov Castle, Mierove and Sturovo Squares


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Places to Visit

Trencin Castle

Trencin Castle rises above the city on a high cliff. Trencin castle was built on the site and Slavic settlement from the 11th century served as a royal guard castle. His oldest monument is the Romanesque rotunda, but also deliver Matus's tower from the time of the reign of Palatine Matus Cak Trencin. In the lower part of the castle is located cannon bastion, and in particular the famous chapel of love Well, well-known legend about tragic love Omar Turk on the beautiful Fatima. The interesting objects include historic castle barracks and the Clock Tower. The fact that the wall is touched ancient history, shows the Roman - Latin inscription vyritý the castle rock, which dates back to 179 and is the northernmost Roman monument to stay in Central Europe. It was built in honor of the victory over the forces of Marcus Aurelius Quadi in 179th The castle within the town can descend the staircase unique parish, after which they marched feet Slovak ancestors in the 16th century.

Beckov Castle

Beckov Castle is a castle in ruins located near the village of Beckov in Nové Mesto nad Váhom District, Trencin Region, western Slovakia.It is a natural cultural monument and its present appearance is the result of renovations in the last quarter of the 20th century and since 2002.
The Beckov Cliff is a klippe of the Hronic nappe well exposed by the Váh River[1]. Castle situated on the cliff near the river was used as a strategic outpost in the Great Moravia, when a fortification was built on it. A stone castle was built there to protect the borders of the Kingdom of Hungary, probably in the middle of the 13th century. The castle became property of Matthew Csák at the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries and was fortified under his rule. After his death in 1321, the castle was administered by castellans. Louis I of Hungary gave the castle to Miklós Bánffy in 1379 as a reward for his service in battles in the Balkans and Italy

Mierove and Sturovo Squares

Going to the city centre, do not miss a walk along the Mierové Square. City Tower, also called Lower City Gate, is located just on its beginning.  It is the main city gate connecting Štúrovo and Mierové Squares and it will lead you to the historical downtown. A Black Death Column is looming over a little park spreading in the middle of the Mierové Square. A huge Piarist Church with a monastery is also situated there. A County House, today’s home to the Trencin Museum, is located on the Square’s north-western edge. Both squares serve as city’s pedestrian zone.

Right Time to Visit

May - August
October - April

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