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Nitra Castle, Nitra
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Nitra Castle is a castle located in the Old Town of Nitra, Slovakia. It is a dominant of the city and a national cultural monument. It is the seat of the Diocese of Nitra.HistoryThe first fortified center on Castle Hill is dated to the Bronze Age (1,600 BCE). In the 1st century BCE, the hill was settled by the Celts. After its destruction, the location was abandoned until early Slavic period (7th-8th centuries) and at least from the turnover of the 8th/9th centuries, it was permanently occupied by the Slavs. In the first half of the 9th century, the top of the hill was protected by the wooden palisade. In the second half of the same century, the Slavs built massive rampart made of two outer drystone walls (thickness 2 x 3m) with an internal timber structure filled with earth (3m). The original rampart was destroyed before early 11th century.The castle was built in the 11th century on the place of an earlier fort. The core of the castle is St. Emmeram's Cathedral with the Bishop's residence, with several different parts. The oldest surviving part is the Romanesque Church of St. Emmeram from the 11th century. The other two parts of the cathedral are the originally Gothic Upper Church from the 14th century, and the Lower Church from the 17th century. The originally Gothic Bishop's Palace got its present Late Baroque appearance in the 18th century. There are also surviving parts of the castle fortifications, the majority of which were created in the 16th and 17th centuries and smaller part from the Middle Ages. The church is currently being remodeled.
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  • A lovely place to visit, interesting architecture, statues and history. We went in November but it would be better in the summer for the views. Cobbled streets and footpaths might be too much of disab...  more »
  • But the resort itself is nice, I've been there several times. I have clients and friends who work there. Go for it don't take much time and is well worth the visit
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  • The town of Nitra does not offer many attractions for us Italians, but it's still nice to visit. Going to work for many years and it is always nice to walk to the Castle rising in the streets of the old part of the city where there are beautiful buildings. From the castle walls beautiful view over the city.
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