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Nitra Castle, Nitra

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Nitra Castle (Slovak: Nitriansky hrad, Hungarian: Nyitrai vár) 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.
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  • The castle grounds are absolutely worth visiting, the rest of town not. Gorgeous setting, perfect for a walk.  more »
  • Very good location in the center of the city, close to some restaurants, shops, mall and the castle.  more »
  • Very beautiful. Tower was closed. Information was helpful, unlike some other places in Nitra Great view and good restaurant but you need to book No English translation in the museum  more »
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  • Rude, unhelpful staff! We were just passing but decided to stop to give a quick visit to the castle. However after a steep walk up to the castle it turned out that they do not accept card payments. Upon requiring where could we find the closest cash point we were told that "In the city." Really?! Also since we had a limited time we asked which parts would she recommend to visit whereupon we again received a real unhelpful reply in a very RUDE manner too! Excuse me?! So yeah, we just skipped the visit, shame.
  • The church was nice. The museum is all in Slovak language so save the extra 1.5€. Buy for 0.5€ a ticket to the church only
  • PROS: beautiful access | quite city | easy free parking CONS: some parts are still refurbishing
  • Impressed! Was a great experience for me and family. The tour of the crypt (in excellent English!) by our guide made this visit special. Great storytelling atmosphere whilst explaining the various ages and relevant ownership of the castle was of great interest. With a 360 degree view of Nitra it is a superb spot to take in the scenery. Definitely recommended! Tip and info for visit (based on our experience) - €4 per adult which gives you access to grounds, crypt, cathedral, cathedral tower and the museum. - student discount (including students outside of EU!) avilable (ticket is then only €2) - we arrived at around 11:50 and next available spot for tower was at 13:30. It suited us as we had packed a picnic basket for lunch so we had lunch in the shade of the castle (highly recommended spot!). However, should you have limited time I would think it best to arrive a bit earlier to ensure a timeslot that is more convenient - staff was helpful and friendly! - this is a 1h30-2h excursion , which leaves enough time to see the rest of the town’s sites if you are planning a daytrip from Bratislava
  • This is such a beautiful and amazing place. It's very special and certainly worth a visit.

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