Bojnice Castle, Slovakia

Bojnice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice. It is a Romantic castle with some original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12th century.

Bojnice Castle

Bojnice Castle

Gate of the Bojnice Castle

Gate of the Bojnice Castle

Souvenir shop of Bojnice Castle

Souvenir shop of Bojnice Castle

Linden tree of Bojnice Castle

Linden tree of Bojnice Castle

In front of the Bojnice castle, there’s a huge Linden tree of King Matthias Corvinus. The Linden tree is about 700 years old. According to historical legend the linden tree was planted by Matus Cak of Trencin in 1301. King Matthias Corvinus loved this linden, and always worked under the tree.

Through the second gate, going into Boiniche Castle

Through the second gate, going into Boiniche Castle

Bojnice Castle is one of the most visited castles in Slovakia, receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and also being a popular filming stage for fantasy and fairy-tale movies.

Pálffy funeral carriage inside the castle

Pálffy funeral carriage inside the castle

The castle has appeared in many international films and a well-known international festival of spectres takes place there every year.

The Castle Figure

The Castle Figure

Interior of the Boiniche Castle

Interior of the Boiniche Castle

Hall of the Winter Garden

Hall of the Winter Garden

During the winter season, the hall was the warmest. They cultivated the plants here, so the room was called “Hall of the winter garden.” Pictures here are portraits of the Habsburgs family.

Portraits of the Habsburgs

Portraits of the Habsburgs

Interior of the castle

Interior of the castle

Superbly decorated Golden Hall

Superbly decorated Golden Hall

The ceiling of the Golden Hall

The ceiling of the Golden Hall

Picturess of the Golden Hall

Picturess of the Golden Hall

Furnitures of the Golden Hall

Furnitures of the Golden Hall

Dining room, Stove made of Venice

Dining room, Stove made of Venice

Cupboard

Cupboard

Splendid floor. Unfortunately, I forgot what the room is.

Splendid floor. Unfortunately, I forgot what the room is.

Town of Bojnice, the view from the tower of Bojnice castle.

Town of Bojnice, the view from the tower of Bojnice castle.

Count Pálffy's resting place - his sarcophagus.

Count Pálffy’s resting place – his sarcophagus.

Count Jan Frantisek Palffy (1829 – 1908) was the last aristocratic owner of Bojnice castle.

Garden of Bojnice Castle

Garden of Bojnice Castle

I came out in the garden and then sank to the basement. Bojnice Castle was built on travertine rock with a natural cave.

Cave under Bojnice Castle

Cave under Bojnice Castle

As the castle’s own water sources (precious resource that could have not be poisoned by enemies) gnaw away the travertine, the cave obtained a circular shape and specific wall decoration. There are two lakes, probably linked to other underground spaces.

Cave under Bojnice Castle

Cave under Bojnice Castle

The cave originally served as a shelter for castle residents and also as a water reservoir. There is archaeological evidence that the cave was used during the Stone Age.

Owners of this castle have changed many times, but residents from ancient times here are bats.

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