Where the Slovak language was born: Uhrovec

Several personalities were born in the village, including Ľudovít Štúr and Alexander Dubček.

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5:30 a.m. Pavel Pavlis is standing in the kitchen. He is making coffee. And preparing breakfast. Only a little cat looks at him sleepily.

Pavel Pavlis has guests. Four tourists are sleeping in a cosy room behind the kitchen.

Pavel Pavlis is a castellan.

And his home is the Uhrovec Castle.

Gazing far and wide

The mediaeval ruins of the Uhrovec Castle, one of the most valuable Romanesque style castles in Slovakia from the 13th century, tower in the deep forests of the Strážovské vrchy mountains in western Slovakia. It stands proudly from the height of 591m.

And it gazes far and wide.

Far and wide saw its brave lady in the times of the Turkish invasion, when she recognized the Turkish pasha among his troops and killed him with a single gunshot.

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