Filakovo Castle - Slovakia
Are you a business owner in Slovakia?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Slovakia.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Filakovo Castle
The distinct dominant of the town Filakovo on the Slovak-Hungarian frontier are the ruins of its castle, which survived the Tartar raids in the 13th century.
The castle is first referred to in the 13th century. It was rebuilt in the first half of the 15th century, widened and fortified in the 16th century. Although the fortification of the castle was to defend it against the Turks, they conquered it in 1554.
It remained in the hands of the Turks for almost 40 years. It became the center of the so-called Filakovo sanjak (a Turkish administrative district), encompassing the whole of what is today the region of Poiplie. The castle was re-conquered from the Turks only in 1593. The year 1682 was also fatal for the castle, as the rebellious troops of Imrich Thököly conquered it and it has gone derelict since then.
The pentagonal Bebekova bašta bastion stands next to the entrance to the castle. It has a roof and its gross shape has been preserved until the present day. In one of its external walls there is a half-sunk bulky canon ball, reminiscent of the 1682 siege. An exhibition of castle and town history has been installed in the bastion. Remains of the Palace, a watchtower and a massive half-circle cannon bastion (the 'clock' bastion) can still be seen in the upper castle. The castle provides a wonderful view of the whole town and its environs.
Tourists can use an instructive path that runs around the castle hill with explanations of the history of the castle and geology of the castle hill. The hill is in fact the remnant of a marginal tufa mound of a volcanic crater.
You may also like
Bratislava Private Tour from Vienna
Discover the sights of Bratislava on a 6-hour, 1-way private tour from Vienna (transportation back to Vienna can be arranged on request). Marvel at monuments, such as St.From €329.00
Bratislava Private Tour from Vienna
Enjoy a the trip to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, in the comfort of a private vehicle. Take an extensive drive through the streets and discover the cultural and hiFrom €405.00
Bratislava Walking Tours with Licensed Guides
Explore the capital of Slovakia during a walking tour around the historical center and see the major sights, or tailor the tour to a theme of your choice. Visit St. Marti9 ReviewsFrom €46.00
Bratislava by Speedboat
Sightseeing cruises on the river Danube give you the opportunity to enjoy the panorama of Bratislava right from the deck of a speedboat. Enjoy a great Bratislava boat triFrom €280.00
Bratislava: Small-Group Beer Tour with Extra Fun
Discover the Bratislava that's known only to beer lovers and taste top local brews. See the sights of old town and enjoy food and beer pairings.4 ReviewsFrom €63.00
Full-Day Tour from Bratislava to the North of Slovakia
Familiarize yourself with the beauty and history of northern Slovakia on a full-day trip from Bratislava. Hike through Mala Fatra National Park, spend time in the villageFrom €249.00
City Discovery Game: The Secrets of Bratislava's Old Town
Imagine seeing Bratislava in a new light, without listening to a tour guide. With this unique discovery game, enjoy a gentle stroll around the city as you solve clues to5 ReviewsFrom €20.00
- Best Seller
Slovakia's Most Beautiful Castles: Full-Day Tour
See the most beautiful castles in Slovakia on a full-day tour that will take you to the country’s best. Visit romantic Bojnice Castle and tour its gardens and zoo or op2 ReviewsFrom €210.00
Western Slovakia : 2-Day Beautiful Castles Tour
Visit five of the most beautiful castles in Western Slovakia. Discover the oldest Slovak town and see its Romanesque church dated back to the 11th century.From €290.00
Vienna to Bratislava to Budapest Bike Tour
An excellent opportunity to ride along the Danube and visit three capital cities and countries in two days. It is an easy ride along the Danube with luggage transport, aFrom €250.00