Nitra Castle

Situated in the Old Town of Nitra in Slovakia, Nitra Castle happens to be a natural cultural monument. It was built on the site of the old fort during the 11th century. The major part of the present castle fortification had been built during the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries to ward off the attacks from Turks. This fortification takes a star-shaped structure and also possesses five impressive bastions.

Nitra Castle

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Situated in the Old Town of Nitra in Slovakia, Nitra Castle happens to be a natural cultural monument. It was built on the site of the old fort during the 11th century. The major part of the present castle fortification had been built during the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries to ward off the attacks from Turks. This fortification takes a star-shaped structure and also possesses five impressive bastions.

Standing on the hilltop pertaining to Pribna Square, the statue of Atlas and the city sign related to the knight’s hand holding a sword happens to be a celebrated symbol of Nitra. The Cathedral here consists of Upper and Lower Churches that were built during the period 1333-1335. The interiors were modified to embrace the baroque style during the seventeenth century, and the frescoes on that of the vault was the handiwork of Gulliarti, the Austrian painter. A rare Baroque altar can also be seen inside as it dates back to 1662. The Lower church had been added during the period 1621-1642.

The oldest part happens to be the small church that embraces the Romanesque style, the St. Emam’s Church, which had been originally erected in the eleventh century. It had undergone modifications during the reconstructions, and here the remains of St. Benedict, St. Andrew and St. Constantine-Cyril can be found.

The Nitra Castle’s courtyard also unveils service buildings and the entrance gate happens to be a Renaissance structure. The Vazil’s Tower is another remnant belonging to the medieval fortification.