Cachtice Castle

The ruins of Čachtice Castle can be found lying next to the Cachtice village. Located on a hill spotted above the village of Čachtice that also unveils rare plants, the castle had been a residence as it then was converted to a prison where the world’s most ruthless female serial killer by the name of Alzbeta Bathory was held as a captive.

Čachtice Castle

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The ruins of Čachtice Castle can be found lying next to the Cachtice village. Located on a hill spotted above the village of Čachtice that also unveils rare plants, the castle had been a residence as it then was converted to a prison where the world’s most ruthless female serial killer by the name of Alzbeta Bathory was held as a captive. The earliest mention of the village of Čachtice dates back to the year 1248, and the castle happens to be a thirteenth century castle that played a significant role in guarding the western border related to Hungary, as it was built by Kazmir.

Čachtice Castle, later fell under the influence of Matus Csak, the Stibor family as it was then owned by the Bloody Lady Elizabeth Bathory. Initially, the Čachtice Castle fell under the Romanesque type, and the castle also unveiled a residence tower that was horseshoe shaped. Later on, this castle was converted to that of a Gothic castle, and during the fifteenth and the sixteenth centuries, the size of the castle had got increased.

The seventeenth century witnessed the renovation of the castle that was done along the lines of Renaissance style. During the year 1708, Frantisek Rakoczi II army destroyed the castle by setting the castle on fire. The ruins of this castle have remained in a decaying state since then.