Castles of Slovakia

Slovakia is truly a country of castles. In a country of less than 5.5 million people, there are over 250 documented medieval and Baroque castle sites! This month, Slovakia became the latest addition to the Google Street View roster, giving Google Maps users a chance to finally get an up-close look at some of the mountainous country’s fortified towers. In the heart of Slovakia’s capital and largest city we find Bratislava Castle. The castle hill has been settled since 3500 BC, but the current rectangular edifice dates from the mid-17th century. Bratislava Castle has the dubious distinction of…

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