• Zámocká 1, Modrý Kameň
The time required is approx. 1.5 hours.
The time required is approx. 1.5 hours.

If you have ever walked along the smallest town of Slovakia, Modrý Kameň (The Blue Stone), you have surely noticed the silhouette of the castle ruins in the distance. It bears the same name - Modrý Kameň Castle.

The castle complex is a ruin of a Gothic castle from the 12th century. At the time of the Turkish invasions, the king of Béla IV. rebuilt it into an anti-Turkish fortress which belonged to the Danube Defense Zone. Despite this, the Turks occupied the castle in 1576 and was later destroyed due to a large fire.

In 1730, a Baroque manor house was built on the site of the lower castle, which can be seen by visitors until today.

The mansion is also the seat of the exposition of the Slovak National Museum focused on the history of puppetry and toys - their history and present in Slovakia and abroad. There is also an interesting historical exhibition of dental technology, which is unique in Central Europe.

Part of the Baroque manor house is also the chapel of St. Anna, built in 1759. Along with the nearby Calvary, a protected site - the forest-stepped Modrý Kameň and the Gaštanica area - represents an interesting historical-cultural complex providing visitors with a pleasant experience and relaxation.

The road to the castle is easy and can be reached with the car. Parking is also available directly at the castle. Nature lovers can leave the car in the town and walk to the castle on foot.

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