Prievidza and Bojnice, Slovakia

Prievidza is a city in the central-western Slovakia. With 49,400 inhabitants it is one of the biggest municipalities in the Trenčín Region. Prievidza is a centre for many institutions of regional importance – governmental and commercial.

Prievidza railway station

Prievidza railway station

Since the 16th century, craftsmanship was developing in Prievidza. From the 16th to the 17th century, the Thurzo family (Hungarian noble family) controlled the town.

Going to the city centre of Prievidza

Going to the city centre of Prievidza

Statue of St. Cirilo and Methodius

Statue of St. Cirilo and Methodius

Memorial in the Park

Memorial in the Park

Roman Catholic Parish Church of St. Bartholomew the Apostle and Main Street of Prievidza

Roman Catholic Parish Church of St. Bartholomew the Apostle and Main Street of Prievidza

Prievidza lies in centre of the valley of the Nitra River and is surrounded by mountain ranges on all sides. The city is situated very near the smaller but more famous town of Bojnice.

Nitra River, Prievidza

Nitra River, Prievidza

After rambling about an hour around the town of Prievidza, I took a bus to Bojnice at the bus terminal. It took 15 minutes.

Bus terminal of Prievidza

Bus terminal of Prievidza

Bojnice is a historical town in central Slovakia at the upper Nitra river, under the Strážov Mountains near the city of Prievidza. It has population of 4,983.

Town of Bojnice

Town of Bojnice

Town of Bojnice

Town of Bojnice

Bojnice is best known for its tourist attractions: the oldest zoo in Slovakia, the most visited castle, and one of the oldest spa towns in Slovakia.

Bojnice Zoo was established in 1955, and has 414 species of animals.

Bojnice Zoo was established in 1955, and has 414 species of animals.

The town is situated below the Bojnice Castle, which is built on travertine rock with a natural cave.

The Bojnice Castle

The Bojnice Castle

I was going to the Bojnice Castle.

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