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Trenčín Castle’s Big Bastion reopened this summer

AFTER being closed to the public for 10 years, the reconstructed Big Bastion of Trenčín Castle, in the western-Slovak city of Trenčín, was opened to the public at the end of July 2014. The observatory bastion is part of Zápoľský Palace in the castle complex, and is accessible from the stables.

View form the Trenčín Castle(Source: SITA)

AFTER being closed to the public for 10 years, the reconstructed Big Bastion of Trenčín Castle, in the western-Slovak city of Trenčín, was opened to the public at the end of July 2014. The observatory bastion is part of Zápoľský Palace in the castle complex, and is accessible from the stables.

“During my first inspection of the castle, I said to myself, what a pity it is that this site, with a nice view of the city, is closed,” Peter Martinisko, manager of the Trenčín Museum, which administers Trenčín Castle, told the TASR newswire. “We repaired the rails, removed the plants and made the Big Bastion a safe place for visitors. The costs of re-opening it we about €800, and we are glad that it is available also to less-mobile visitors who cannot make it to the castle tower.”

As of July 27, visitors of Trenčín Castle have also been able to surf the internet free of charge. A local Wi-Fi connection enables about 80 visitors to be online simultaneously. Until the 2015 high tourist season, the Trenčín Museum plans to expand an electronic audio-guide of the castle premises for visitors.

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