The Castle Revište

Location: Banskobystrický kraj, okres Žarnovica, Žarnovica

GPS: N48°30'36'' E18°43'34''

The ruins of the Castle Revište near Hliník nad Hronom in central Slovakia are set amidst a romantic environment. They stand on top of steep rock about 100 m above the floodplain of the river Hron. There is a wonderful meadow below the castle used by canoeist as a camping site.

The Castle was built in the 14th century as part of protection to central Slovakian mining towns and the trade route running along the Hron. Renaissance fortifications were added to the older Gothic part of the Castle. Mercenaries of the rebellious magnate Imrich Thököly conquered the castle and converted it in ruins in 1678. Only some Castle walls survive.

Access: on foot from the village of Revištské Podzámčie (it takes about 30 minutes).

Source: Dajama