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.
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.
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.
After rambling about an hour around the town of Prievidza, I took a bus to Bojnice at the bus terminal. It took 15 minutes.
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.
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.
The town is situated below the Bojnice Castle, which is built on travertine rock with a natural cave.
I was going to the Bojnice Castle.