The castles at Bojnice and Spiš have been ranked among the 25 most beautiful castles in Europe in an article recently published by www.offtoeurope.com, a website focused on travel in Europe. The ranking places Slovakia’s two historical castles in the company of renowned castles like France’s Versailles and Windsor Castle in Britain.
“We were happy to find two Slovak gems - among the prevailingly English, German and French castles - that made it to the list,” Zuzana Nemcová of the Slovak Tourist Board, SACR, told the TASR newswire.
The article characterises Bojnice Castle as one of the most beautiful and most romantic castles in Europe. “Bojnice Castle is located in Bojnice, Slovakia and is one of the most delightful romantic castles in Europe,” the website describes the castle. “The castle dates back to the 12th century and hosts one of the most popular museums in Slovakia. The castle also offers other interesting attractions and hosts many festivals. It is also possible to get married at Bojnice Castle.”
The 12th century Spiš Castle is described as “one of largest medieval castles in Central Europe and situated above the town of Spišské Podhradie. The castle was declared a national monument in 1961 and was once owned by the Royal Family. Spiš Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
10. Dec 2012 at 0:00 | Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská