Smolenice Castle

Found on the eastern slopes pertaining to the Little Carpathians, Smolenice Castle is situated close to the town of Smolenice in Western Slovakia. The Smolenice Castle was erected during the fifteenth century but suffered damages during the Napoleanic Wars. The castle was rebuilt during the twentieth century, when ordered by the count Jozef Pallfy.

Smolenice Castle

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Found on the eastern slopes pertaining to the Little Carpathians, Smolenice Castle is situated close to the town of Smolenice in Western Slovakia. The Smolenice Castle was erected during the fifteenth century but suffered damages during the Napoleanic Wars. The castle was rebuilt during the twentieth century, when ordered by the count Jozef Pallfy.

The Kreuzenstein Castle found near Vienna was taken as the model by the architect Josef Hubert as the Bavarian architect Pavol Reiter had controlled the work related to the castle. Also, the Bastions pertaining to the old castle were objects of preservation, as the changes that were made included new roofing and height extension.

The main building at the Smolenice Castle has a tower and two wings as ferroconrrete has been used to raise the castle. At present, the castle is the property belonging to Slovak Academy of Sciences and is put to use as a conference centre. The lovely surrounding panorama and the courtyards are other features that attract the visitor during his visit to this castle. The Smolenice Castle found amid nature’s bounty also boasts of the well maintained park. Though the castle is open to public view only during the months of July and August, the castle park can be visited at all times of the year.