Budatin Castle

Found in the north-western part of Slovakia, Budatin Castle is located in Zilina, where the Vah and Kysuca rivers meet. The construction related to the stone castle of Budatin Castle dates back to the thirteenth century. The royal fortress then was taken over by Mathew Csak in the fourteenth century, as the towers got fortified and a new palace was also erected inside the fortress.

Budatin Castle

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Found in the north-western part of Slovakia, Budatin Castle is located in Zilina, where the Vah and Kysuca rivers meet. The construction related to the stone castle of Budatin Castle dates back to the thirteenth century. The royal fortress then was taken over by Mathew Csak in the fourteenth century, as the towers got fortified and a new palace was also erected inside the fortress.

The oldest and biggest portion of Budatin Castle is the four-storey Romanesque tower that is bulky and cylindrical, which embraced finer elements belonging to the Early Gothic architecture and later alterations were made on the basis of the Renaissance style. It is found on the site which had earlier possessed the original water castle that stood to guard the significant trade route that led to Silesia. Since the year 1487 and until the eighteenth century end, the Sunog family owned the castle, and the Csakys took over the reins of the castle which they had held up to 1945.

Presently, there are exhibitions conducted at the Budatin Castle, which happens all round the year. The exhibits that one can find here include the collections related to the Museum of Povazie, as articles belonging to several trades as that of tinker trade, transport and other fields can be found here.

The park at the Budatin Castle that runs up to the confluence of Kysuce as well as the Vah rivers still has some exotic trees and is an interesting landscape to be found at this castle.