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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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  • It is included among the cultural monuments of najstarsie in Nitra. After an extensive very intricate passages is the public spristupnene nadvorie Castle. You will find here also the diecezne muzeum. If you want to switch, you can relax with a stop at the coffee shop. For a tour of the utcite standing up also, and kazematy katedrala hradna. Major is here mozetw and stretnut with the sprievodnym program. It's really standing up for the inlet.
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  • Great family to be. Excellent location. Great location overlooking the whole city. "Watching the Sun zapadu.
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  • Beautiful attractive place in the heart of the old town. In parallel with the exposition still ongoing archaeological excavations and restoration work.
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