Trencin Travel Guide

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Trencin Things to Do

  • Church of St. Francis Xaversky

    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

    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...

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  • Lower city gate

    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...

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  • Plague pillar

    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

    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...

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  • Church of the Birth of Virgin Mary

    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...

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  • Sinagogue

    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...

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  • House of the city‘s executioner

    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

    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...

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  • Plague Pillar

    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...

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  • Trencin Museum

    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 galleryMay – September, 9am – 5pmOctober - April, 9am – 4pmwebsite...

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  • Castle Walls

    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 Hotels

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  • Hotel Pod Hradom

    I stayed in the annex, of Pod Hradom hotel , 60 m down the road.. For single E 46.50. This included...

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  • Grand Hotel

    Palackeho 3477, Trencin, 91101, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Tatra Trencin

    Fair weekend prices! Super food and Service. Very nice rooms. Excellent breakfest. Everything...

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Trencin Restaurants

  • Traditional Slovak food

    More than anything else the surroundings are superb. You are sitting at the edge of the main square, watching everyone go by. Quite lovely on a sunny day really. Not terribly noisy.If you look up, you can see the castle right there above the center of town, its lovely! Bryndzové halušky (potato dumplings with sheeps milk cheese)with chicken....

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  • Culinary art and tradition

    THE HOTEL IS BEING RECONSTRUCTED AND THEREFORE CLOSED FOR NEXT FEW MONTHS.Located on the first floor of the hotel Tatra, rewarded several times as one of the best hotels and restaurants in Slovakia. The building is from the beginning of 19th century. The food is excellent, desserts are prepared or baked here and the service is very good.

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  • All kinds of Nice food for a reasonable...

    This restaurant has all kinds of food for a reasonable price.Bacon & Eggs for 50SkPasta for around 80SkAll kinds of dishes for 100-150SkBeef steak for around 200SkWe ate there a few times and everything was good.

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Trencin Nightlife

  • by skinsk Written Jul 19, 2009

    An easy-to-miss (look for the bright banners and follow the long hallway upstairs) oriental tea room with pleasant atmosphere and great people (most of whom speak English). They serve tea, non-alcoholic cocktails and (sometimes) light vegetarian fare. There's a terrace outside that's great when the weather is pleasant. Some interesting live music, slideshows, workshops and other events. Open from the afternoon until 9 Sun-Thurs and until 11 on the weekend. Free wifi.

    Dress Code: casual

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Trencin Transportation

  • Train

    When I traveling to Trencin I used two means of transportation - bus and train, as I wanted to visit also Trnava on the way. Anyway, it is possible to come use train line Bratislava - Trencin also. I made it when I was going back to Slovak capital.Trains from Trencin back to Bratislava was going about every hour, so it is better to check schedules...

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  • Getting to Trencin

    If you are coming from Bratislava, the train takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. Trencin is a major transport hub for this part of the country, so you should be well connected for traveling onwards.Trencin has an exit from the main road between Bratislava and Zilina (d1). The bus station is located directly across from the train station (how...

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  • How to get to Trencsén

    Trencin.From the direction of Bratislava - Motorway E75 / D1 towards Zilina - Nitra - Senec, - Continue to the exit Trencin, - Take the exit towards Trencin, - then continue along Highway 61 to Trencin Distance: 126 km which 110 km on MotorwayTime: one hour and a halfWith the exceptions of sections in Bratislava a vignette is required to use the...

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Trencin Warnings and Dangers

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    by coceng Updated Apr 5, 2003

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    No risk or danger of any kind in this beautiful place...but to avoid feeling upset & annoyed, please read this.

    For 80 Sk, we will get to see the most of the castle with a guided tour....but in Slovak language! We have to endure listening to the language for about 2 hours & we get the feeling we miss so many things about the castle. Please enquire about the English text or better still, an English tour guide (probably during the summer months..) to understand the castle history...when we purchase the ticket.

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Trencin What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Written Oct 6, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: There is no special rainy season

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 9 – 20°C ( 49 - 68°F ); min: 1 - 9°C ( 34 - 48°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 25°C ( 70 - 77°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 19°C ( 43 - 66°F); min: 1 - 10°C ( 34 – 50°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 39°F); min: -3 - 0°C ( 27 - 32°F )

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Trencin Off The Beaten Path

  • Bratislava - capital of Slovakia

    Bratislava is a capital of Slovakia, it is almost like a border town with Austria, Hungary is also not so far. As a capital, it is one of the main touristic objects in Slovakia. Old town, castle territory, Petrin hill, Devin suburb can be visited. To make city more important, one fact can be mentioned - it was even a capital of Hungary for some...

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  • Trnava - small town of churches

    Trnava with a population of 70 000 people is 7th largest city in Slovakia. It is known for many church in small area, also called as "Little Rome". Why it happened so? In sixteen century place belonged to Hungarian Kingdom. It was decided to transfer Esztergom Archbishopric and Chapter here, so it became religious center of Hungary.Trnava also is...

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  • Beckov Castle

    Beckov castle is located off the main highway to Bratislava. It is famous for the legend of Becko, the jester. a fire in 1729 gutted the castle, leaving only ruins.

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Trencin Sports & Outdoors

  • by skinsk Updated Apr 4, 2011

    There's a small gym in town (http://www.jamestrencin.host.sk/stena.html), and a small local crag just outside the city, by the pilgrimage site of Skalka.

    Climbing is also possible under the castle at Beckov, about a half hour away, but easier to get to without a bike or car.

    http://www.jamestrencin.host.sk/sprievodca.html

    Equipment: A 50 meter rope and 12 draws would be fine for Skalka, maybe 60 meters for some climbs at Beckov. Trad gear isn't necessary, but could be useful to protect some of the longer runout climbs.

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Trencin Favorites

  • Panoramic town

    Trencin is quite panoramic town, ups and downs as it is possible to see from the landscape. After you walk up to the castle and see panorama, there are some not-too-high mountains, river, valleys. I guess it is quite tradition view of Slovakia, it is a very hilly place, only Bratislava region is more plain.

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  • the castle

    The climb to the castle is worthwhile, the walk upwards the castle takes about a half hour, the castle is 150 metres below the town.Every hour an English speaking guide give a very interesting tour through the castle.

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  • funny fountain

    A nice square with a very funny fountain my loved : A man peaking from a well spitting water.You can have a rest at the many terraces.Don’t forget to have a look through the small alleys with hidden shops and restaurants.

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