Zvolen Castle

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Zvolen Castle
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Advait Amarana B
Sheffield, UK37 contributions
NOT VERY INTERESTING
Aug 2019
Poor castle, rough entry, not much too see. The outside is all thats worth looking at. Disappointing.
Written September 6, 2019
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Juraj U
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia112 contributions
Beautiful castle in the town centre
Mar 2019
If you like to visit interesting places you would be happy to grab new one. Zvolen castle is small beautiful place to see - there are more rooms with historical furniture and other goods. Good place to visit
Written March 12, 2019
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beabrigi
Dunakeszi, Hungary1,558 contributions
A nice old castle worth visiting
Sep 2018 • Friends
I passed by many times but this time we decided to visit the castle on the hill.
It was really worth it as there are many things to see there.
Written March 9, 2019
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,393 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2018 • Friends
An interesting castle worth visiting if you drive the car from Slovakia to Poland. Visit the castle and the city of Zvolen. Charming city, full of young people with a beautiful market and cool pubs.
Written October 21, 2018
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Lisa S
Perth, Australia286 contributions
Sky high tour and wonderful gallery
Aug 2018 • Friends
We were visiting Zvolen to do some karate training, and our gracious hosts brought us to Zvolen Castle.



It's an easy walk from the centre of town, and home to a large portion of the works belonging to the Slovak National Gallery. At present, the Bratislava gallery is undergoing renos, so even more are is here in Zvolen



We were guided through most of the castle and gallery by a very competent and friendly young woman, who spoke good English and answered all our questions. Her enthusiasm for the castle and its treasures was contagious.



The castle was built around the end of the 14th century as the king's hunting lodge, and since then has also served as a a prison and a school, before being restored for its present use. Many Zvolenites have been married here, including two of our karate friends.



Our karate master from Okinawa, Japan, had travelled to Zvolen to give a seminar, and the art manager at the gallery, Erika Trnková, very kindly offered to take him (and us, his entourage), on a rare tour to the roof of the castle. This is not currently open to the public, but is intended to be, as soon as necessary renovations and safety precautions are in place. We enjoyed breathtaking panoramic 360 degree views from the roof, looking over Zvolen town centre, the Deserted Castle, the Hron, and out across the foothills. Erika also gave us a peek into her office, and shared some insights about the gallery operations. We were very grateful for her kind attention.



We loved our tour, and even without the rooftop visit (which I hope you will be able to do soon) would highly recommend.
 
Written September 7, 2018
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shari w
Saint Joseph, MI905 contributions
Castle and museum
Jun 2018 • Couples
The Slovakia Nation Museum is here. Very nice staff. Large collection of paintings, even from Dutch masters. Some sculptures. Varied timelines. From Renaissance to modern day. Quiet. Enjoyable. Easy to tour. Grounds of castle are nice. Worth a look.
Written June 15, 2018
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AndrejaKo
Maribor, Slovenia956 contributions
city castle
May 2018 • Couples
i love galleries, but this is one of the things you can not do if traveling with a dog. we did walk around it however, to admire the architecture of the castle from the outside.
Written June 13, 2018
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MartinPilek
Bratislava, Slovakia222 contributions
Nice gallery with many iconic artefacts
Apr 2018 • Couples
We knew about Slovak National Gallery exposition in this castle. Many iconic items and paintings. The chapel is also nice. The only thing was there is no view from the castle to the city.
Written April 29, 2018
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Itinerant_Foodies
Greensboro, NC464 contributions
Nice exterior and great art gallery
Dec 2017 • Couples
The exterior of the castle is nice--big and imposing and worth a few pictures. The entirety of the interior is a regional branch of the Slovak National Art Museum. The art museum is quite good. It's small enough to be manageable in 1-1/2 hours maximum but there is a lot to see, with artifacts dating back to the 13th century. We then visited the Zvolen square during the Christmas Market which made for an excellent end to our sightseeing that day.
Written January 19, 2018
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Michelle H
London, UK44 contributions
Lovely venue
Jan 2017
I went here for a friends wedding. It was such a beautiful place, the town of Zvolen was great, especially the roof top bar!
Written December 13, 2017
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