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    Church of St. Francis Xaversky

    by Raimix Updated Jan 10, 2014

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    It is very beautiful looking church, quite Central European ;) Especially it looks nice in panorama view. It was built by Jesuits in the middle of 17th century, it is Early Baroque style.

    Actually it is a bit like copy of St. Francis church in Vienna. It was closed when I wanted to visit it. I believe it should be highly decorated in Baroque style ;)

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    Trencin castle

    by Raimix Updated Jan 10, 2014

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    Possible the castle here was built already in Roman times, it was an inscription on the stone in Latin language (actually I forgot to ask and find it when I was in Trencin :) ). Anyway, most of buildings are already from medieval times - starting from 11th century.

    Here was a residence of one man, probably better known for Slovaks. He was Matthew III Csák, differently known as "Lord of the river Váh and the Tatra Mountains". It is I think quite famous castle in Slovakia, as here a summit of Visegrad group took place, visit of NATO participants.

    It was historical museum inside. I should tell it is not so interesting, but I guide makes it better, as you can enter the castle just when group gathers (with a guide). Funny that there were no choise for another language, just Slovak. I have been with people from Russia, I guess we understood more than half of speech ;)

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    Lower city gate

    by Raimix Updated Jan 9, 2014

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    The oldest version of gate was built in 15th century, it was still two floor building. In 17th century it became higher one, one more floor was added, and the shape was already Renaissance.

    There is inscription on the tower in Latin language, it is translated as "Unless the Lord guards the City, the watchman stays awake in vain". Nowadays it houses small museum.

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    Plague pillar

    by Raimix Updated Jan 9, 2014

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    Plague pillar is also common architectural construction is Trencin also, as in many other Central Europe towns. It was build in 1712 (I guess baroque constrution), after the plague in 1710. It was built in Mierove square, that looks as the main square of Trencin, almost the shape of triangle.

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    Well - statue

    by Raimix Updated Jan 9, 2014

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    I am happy to see some nice funny sculptures in Slovakia and also Trencin. This one is just in very center of town. Honestly I haven't found any information about this statue, but it looks as an action from film, book, so on. It shows a man looking from the well. It is especially funny for children, who were running around :)

    If someone from VT have an information about it, it would be great to hear.

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    Church of the Birth of Virgin Mary

    by Raimix Updated Jan 9, 2014

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    This church is quite old, at least, if we talk about the first facts about it. It was mentioned in 13th century and was finished to build in 1324. It was rebuild in 16th and also 19th centuries (war, and later multiple fires), so this shape is already newer one.

    It is pity I haven't been inside, it is opened just during the Mass. Parts of walls around church looks like old walls of city fortification.

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    Sinagogue

    by Raimix Updated Jan 9, 2014

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    Trencin sinagogue was constructed in 1913, it is construction and architecture is quite unique in Slovakia, as is it written in travel information. It is building with Byzantine and Mauro-Oriental elements.

    During Second World War is missed its real function and now is working just as an exhibition hall. I believe there are no many Jews anymore also.

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    House of the city‘s executioner

    by Raimix Updated Dec 29, 2013

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    The house probably was built in 1580, it has a features of Gothic and some Renaissance. The house has a story, a legend, that the city executioner was living here, also here was a prison.

    It is located just on the road to the Trencin castle. Nowadays it has an exposition of old Trencin.

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    Relief of Jan Jiskra of Brandys

    by Raimix Updated Dec 29, 2013

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    This relief was one of the first must - see things in Trencin I have seen, as it is carved up on the rock, where castle stands. IT was carved in 1915 - 1916 by sculptor Michal Kara. It shows the Victorious Hungary.

    It is interesting, that state politics changed, it became as independent Republic of Slovakia, so it is a symbol of brotherhood of two nations now (Slovaks and Hungarians).

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    Plague Pillar

    by GentleSpirit Written Sep 23, 2012

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    Trenčín's Plague Pillar is located on Peace Square – the largest square in the city. The column was built by Count Mikuláš Illésházi in 1712 as a memorial of plague epidemic, which swept through the city in 1710.

    These pillars were a demonstration of faith in Catholic countries and were generally built in the 17th and 18th centuries. The pillars are built to honor the Virgin Mary, presumably as thanks to her for getting the city through the horrible plagues.

    You will see Plague Pillars throughout the region (remember Slovakia is very Catholic). Of course the largest example of a Plague Pillar is at Olomouc, in today's Czech Republic

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    Trencin Museum

    by GentleSpirit Written Sep 12, 2012

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    There are various branches of the Museum of Trencin. One is located on the grounds of Trencin Castle.

    Exhibitions
    -weaponry 13-19th century
    -contemporary Heraldic work in Slovakia
    -archeological findings in the well of love
    -owners of Trencin castle heraldry and paintings
    -painting gallery

    May – September, 9am – 5pm
    October - April, 9am – 4pm
    website contained prices in old currency, sorry:(

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    Castle Walls

    by GentleSpirit Written Sep 11, 2012

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    The size of the walls gives you a good indication of the function this castle has held over the years. Clearly from the name (hrad in Slovak) you know it was a full fledged castle with military functions rather than a purely residential castle.

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    Trencin Castle

    by GentleSpirit Written Sep 11, 2012

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    Trencin Castle is one of the major, and largest, castles in Slovakia. Though it has been built over, rebuilt and expanded substantially over the years, there has been some version of the castle there since Roman times. In fact, there is an inscription on the walls by the hotel that is said to have been placed there by the Roman legions as early as 179 AD.

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    Hlavne namestie (Main square)

    by nelinka Updated Sep 6, 2011

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    Trencin��s main square
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    For me this is one of the most beautiful squares in the country, mostly because of the castle seen above. The baroque church of St. Francis is my favourite. It has a rich decoration and forms a part of the former monastery of the Piaristic friary. Other parts of the monastery house a grammar school and a small hotel. On the square you can also find the Trencin Museum as well as the gallery and a little Museum of Antiquity of Vojtech Zamarovsky - write who wrote several books on ancient civilisations. In the information centre you will be able to see some antique statues, which were given to Zamarovsky as a present from the Greek government a couple of years ago.

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    Castle of the strange Stories

    by csordila Updated Jun 8, 2009

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    The Castle of Trencs��n
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    The city of Trencsén is dominated by the Castle, which is the third-largest in Slovakia.
    In the 14th century it was the property of Máté Csák, a famous hungarian medieval count controlling a large territory of the Tatra region, owned 32 castles in 12 counties.
    He was a great battle strategist, because he always picked the right side to fight on.

    The legend about the Well of Love located in the castle courtyard, tells a strange story.
    Once upon a time, the Lord of the castle, a commander of the Hungarian King, returned victorious from a war with the Turks, he brought a present for his wife - a Turkish slave named Fatima. Fatima's lover, a Turkish nobleman Omar offered him camels, horses and gold, if he would set Fatima free, but the Lord wanted only one thing, a source of water.
    Omar and his people immediately started the work and drilling four years long day and night through the rock they strike water 80 metres down. Omar immediately took a golden jug of the water to the Lord, who kept his promise and released Fatima.
    The well in reality was dug for almost 40 years, and not by Omar's people but by the locals. They never hit a water source. The water you see there, which is up to 25 metres deep, is rain water that has collected since the 16th century.
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    Some interesting part of the Castle - Ludovit's Palace built in the 14th century by Louis the Great, King of Hungary, - Matus' Tower, one of the symbols of the city, used as workplace by Máté Csák, Lord of the Tatra region - Palace of Queen Barbara, built for his wife by Sigismund of Luxemburg, King of Hungary and Croatia, later also Holy Roman Emperor - Zapolsky Palace built by Hedwig Piast of Teschen, mother of the Hungarian King János Szapolyai.

    The castle is one of the National Cultural Monuments in Slovakia.
    Exhibitions are organised in the castle as well as medieval music concerts.

    Opening hours: 9am - 5.30pm, in Summer
    Entrance fee Mini tour/Grand tour: 80,-/120,-Sk for Adults, 40,-/60,-Sk for Children

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