In this article we would like to introduce mysterious castles near Bratislava. 1988. In Holíč, in Czechoslovakia, 40 km west of Bratislava, the construction of new panel houses has started. During the project, while digging, an old prehistory sanctuary is discovered.
60 m around, consisting of 25stones, placed in two circles with a variation of small and wide “female” stones with tall and slim “male” stones.
Imagine Stonehenge. In miniature. Among the panel houses.
On these stones, standing here since time immemorial, children play by day, and men, in the moonlight proclaim their affections to women.
Beautiful castles near Bratislava
Let ́s take a road trip through Bratislava ́s outskirts along a winding road through the pine forest overlooking the gently rounded hills of the Little Carpathians.
Hidden among the landscape are mysterious castle ruins, perched on rocks whose ancient strength you can test while climbing and admire from above while paragliding.
Examine the ancient Celtic settlement Pohanská.
Harken to a story, a Slovak remake of the Trojan war, involving the kidnapping of a beautiful woman and the epic struggle to free her.
Wander enraptured among a sea of white snowdrops beyond counting will carpet your way.
Return to the past and feel time stop listening to the wind whisper through the blades of an historic windmill. Gaze awestruck before the oldest church in Central Europe, a Romanesque building standing alone in a field of wheat.
Ramble along the cobblestone streets in the westernmost royal Slovak city, birthplace of the best Slovak ice hockey player, a hero of the Slovak national sport.
Finally take the helm of your boat on the Bata canal. Does the name Bata ring a bell? Look to your shoes.
What to expect from castles near Bratislava?
* Skalica, the westernmost royal Slovak city
* Holíč, the most eastern place with the presence of menhirs in Europe and with the oldest historic windmill in Slovakia
* local brewery Wywar in Holíč
* Kopčany, the monuments of Great Moravia, the church of st. Margita of Antiochia, the oldest church in Central Europe and mysterious castle Korlátko
* hiking to the third highest mountain of Little Carpathians, Vápenná with the most beautiful panoramic views
* the ancient Celtic settlement Pohanská and the impressive Plavecký hrad castle, located on a steep hill at the western footprint of the Little Carpathians
* Driny cave, the one and only cave of the Little Carpathians
* Smolenice, a birthplace of a parachute inventor Stefan Banic
* Smolenický castle with an amazing English garden
* mysterious Molpir, a place where people of Kalenderberg culture used to live in 7th century BC