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Devin Castle

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Address: Muranska ulica, Bratislava 841 10, Slovakia
Phone Number: 421 2 65 73 01 05
Description: Located a few miles west of Bratislava, this castle was once part of the...
Located a few miles west of Bratislava, this castle was once part of the Roman border in the first century A.D. and later became the seat of the Great Moravian Empire and a strategic post during the Turkish Wars.
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Very nice place for a walk during your stay in Bratislava

Having spent more than one hour walking in amazing ruins of the Devin castle, I have to write down that it is a very good choice when you have chosen Bratislava as your trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Mojmir B
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Banská Bystrica
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Banská Bystrica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Having spent more than one hour walking in amazing ruins of the Devin castle, I have to write down that it is a very good choice when you have chosen Bratislava as your trip destination. This, more than 1000 years old heritage of the Slovak history, offers very nice walk and amazing views of the Danube river and surrounding nature.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great place for walking in nature surounded with great historical ruins. We didn't pay the entrance. Place has a big parking lot and little bars to grab a snack. Also we saw little horses for children to ride. Great experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Clean and clearly well maintained old castle. One of the best activities to do while in Bratislava. The views from the hill are beautiful - you can see Slovakia, Czech Republic and Austria when you look out over the Danube. However I would have expected more historic / geographical information to be available at the site. Entrance was cheap at... More 

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Farsund, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

As I find castles and ruins very attractive, I really enjoyed visit of Devin ruins. It is very well acessible from center of Bratislava and I think it is well worth to visit, especially if you are already fed up with city. You caan acess it by public transport and take a short peaceful stroll along Danube river,til you reach... More 

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Plymouth
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We didn't pay to go inside, but the building from outside is worth a look! There is some work going on the in the grounds. Would be interesting to see what it will be like when it's finished.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Easy to reach from Bratislava, an impressive castle and surrounding forts. Village situation is a little out of the way and if in winter it gets very windy as exposed hilltop but worth a visit. Lovely views of the Danube.

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Nitra, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The castle stands just inside Slovak territory on the frontier between Slovakia and Austria. The border runs from west to east along the Morava River and subsequently the Danube. I use to visit Devin castle when the Knights festival event take place. Very good for families to walk up and see the nice surrounding. Also for bikers its a place... More 

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Castle Devin is one of the most beautiful places in Bratislava especialy in spring or sommer. If you would like to see the Bratislava city from another side, you have to visit it. By the castle is also opportunity to visit the museum, good restaurant, drink some local wine or beer, make picknick, fishing or walking and biking in beautiful... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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235 reviews 235 reviews
75 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

this place existed in BC and it still stands here. It has great energy. It is still very solid. We had the guide and she was very pasionate about the Slovak history. I had no idea how old this little nation was.

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romania
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21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went to devin on nice winter day, in January, no storm, no wind, sun now and then, and I found it closed! On the main gate there was a notice, saying that the castle can be visisted only on good weather. But the weather was indeed good. I strolled in the park around the castle. The castle view seems... More 

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