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The Divín Castle

Castle

he village Divín is situated next to the water reservoir Ružiná in south of central Slovakia. Ruins of the medieval Divín Castle can be seen above the village.

The Castle was built by the end of the 13th century and it played an important role as an anti-Turkish fort in the 16th century. Its ill-famed owner Imrich Balassa, robber knight seated here in the 17th century and undertook assaults in its environs. After his death, the Castle was conquered by the Imperial troops in 1683 and fell in decay. Only parts of some walls survive.

Fortified and likewise abandoned Renaissance manor house, Baroque church and the building of parsonage with the oldest sundial in region of Novohrad are in Divín. Interesting events are organized here in summer months.

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Places Around

Ružiná (dam)

Ružiná (dam)

Thanks to very pleasant climate and favourable geographic position in south of Slovakia between the towns Lučenec and Zvolen, water reservoir Ružiná (called after the near village) – attracts the national and foreign tourist.

Dobročský prales (Primeval forest of Dobroč)

Dobročský prales (Primeval forest of Dobroč)

NNM-Dobročský prales is one of the oldest conservation areas in Slovakia (since 1913). It inheres in absolute altitude of 700-1000 m above a sea-level and its area is 103.85 ha. The reason for its protection is the preservation of original forests that have been shaping for centuries. The development of Dobročský prales takes part in all stages (growing stage, optimum, destruction) and phases (reproduction and decline) that create characteristic image of the wildwood. The development cycle lasts four hundred years. The curiosity of primeval forest of Dobročský prales are trees and animals.

Penzión Rocket Club

Penzión Rocket Club

Located in Lučenec, 47 km from Zvolen, Penzión Rocket Club boasts a barbecue and sun terrace. There is a water park on site and guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Hotel Clavis ***

Hotel Clavis ***

Situated in Lučenec, 50 km from Zvolen and 150 km from Budapest, Hotel Clavis features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar.

Miraj resort ****

Miraj resort ****

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Situated in Lučenec, 49 km from Zvolen, Miraj Resort features accommodation with a spa centre and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Hotel Royal ***

Hotel Royal ***

Surrounded by the Veporske Mountains and set 950 m above the sea level, Hotel Royal offers accommodation in rooms and apartments. Free WiFi is available in all areas and free private parking is possible on site.

Hotel The Grand Vígľaš ****

Hotel The Grand Vígľaš ****

Surrounding by greenery and offering a free usage of an indoor pool and spa area, The Grand Vígľaš, set in a fully restored 13th century castle, is located a 15-minute drive from Zvolen. Free WiFi and free private parking are available.

Hotel Aquatermal ***

Hotel Aquatermal ***

Housing a thermal spa and wellness centre, Aquaterm Hotel is located in Dolná Strehová in southern Slovakia, boasting 3 indoor pools, 6 outdoor pools, sauna, hot tub and tepidarium. Wi-Fi in public areas as well as private parking are free of charge.

Vila Mária Rapovce

Vila Mária Rapovce

This property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Situated in Rapovce and only 200 m from the Novolandia Thermal Spa, Vila Mária Rapovce boasts a sun terrace. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Zlatý Dukát

Penzión Zlatý Dukát

Penzión Zlatý Dukát is set in Zvolenská Slatina and offers, a restaurant, free WiFi available in all areas, free parking possible on site, a sun terrace and barbecue facilities. The Vígľaš Castle is located only 2 km away

Naturism Camping Dobrá Lúka - Nuda Camp

Naturism Camping Dobrá Lúka - Nuda Camp

Surrounded by the nature of the Pliesovce area in a former farm settlement, Naturism Camping Dobra Luka is the first naturist camping in Slovakia and offers accommodation in a rural environment with an outdoor seasonal pool, a garden with barbecue facilities, an on-site mini-market, darts and free WiFi available in public areas.

Floriánov Dvor

Floriánov Dvor

Situated at the outskirt of the Pleš village, set 14 km from the Lučenec, Floriánov Dvor features a barbecue, a kids corner and children's playground. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and a restaurant with a covered terrace. Free private parking is available on site.

Park Košútka

Park Košútka

Park Košútka je moderné rekreačné stredisko s vysokým štandardom služieb a starostlivosťou o návštevníkov. Nachádza sa v pohorí Veporské vrchy 1,5 km od centra mesta Hriňová.

Miraj resort ****

Miraj resort ****

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Situated in Lučenec, 49 km from Zvolen, Miraj Resort features accommodation with a spa centre and hot tub, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Padaj.sk

Padaj.sk

Adrenalinové centrum z množstvom leteckých zážitkou na celý život.

Podpolianske Museum Detva

Podpolianske Museum Detva

The main purpose of the museum is collection, documentation, professional processing, protection, and exhibition of material and immaterial artifacts of Podpoľanie.

Novohrad Museum and Gallery Lučenec

Novohrad Museum and Gallery Lučenec

Novohrad Museum in Lučenec was established in 1955 as the District Homeland Studies Museum in Halič. In the years 1967 – 1985 it was relocated to Fiľakovo under the name of the Novohrad Museum. Since 1985 it has been located in the monument building of county courthouse in the historical centre of the town of Lučenec.

Turkish bridge in Poltár

Turkish bridge in Poltár

The Turkish bridge over the river Ipeľ in Poltár, in the south of central Slovakia, is the third oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Slovakia.

Chateau of Vígľaš

Chateau of Vígľaš

Východne od Zvolena na strednom Slovensku nad obcou Vígľaš stojí rovnomenný zámok. Počiatky slovanského hradiska siahajú do stredoveku, kde vznikol kláštorný objekt spravovaný templárskym rádom.

Hotel The Grand Vígľaš ****

Hotel The Grand Vígľaš ****

Surrounding by greenery and offering a free usage of an indoor pool and spa area, The Grand Vígľaš, set in a fully restored 13th century castle, is located a 15-minute drive from Zvolen. Free WiFi and free private parking are available.

The memorial of Matej Bel (Očová)

The memorial of Matej Bel (Očová)

The inhabitants of the village of Očová, central Slovakia, can be proud of their famous native Matej Bel, an enlightened man who was called the great adornment of Hungary. In his honour a memorial was built in the village.

Modrý Kameň Castle

Modrý Kameň Castle

Ruins of the Modrý Kameň Castle stand on a hill over the smallest town in Slovakia bearing the same name - Modrý Kameň. Nowadays the Castle houses a unique Museum of Puppets and Toys. The originally Gothic Castle was built around 1137. The first known owner of the castle was Ditrich, head of the Zvolen county, from the famous family of Knight Donč.

The Castle of Fiľakovo

The Castle of Fiľakovo

The distinct dominant of the town Fiľakovo on the Slovak-Hungarian frontier are the ruins of its Castle, which survived the Tartar raids in the 13th century.

Events Around

Hudba v kruhu: Marc Ribot (USA)

Marc Ribot, jeden z najoriginálnejších hudobníkov súčasnosti, gitarista Toma Waitsa, spoluhráč Johna Zorna, koncertuje v súčasnosti s desiatimi projektami - od koncertnej filmovej hudby cez punk, s hudbou Johna Cagea až k latinskoamerickým fúziám. Čo čakať od jeho sólového koncertu? Medzi jeho 24 albumami je 6 sólových nahrávok, všetky sú štýlovo rôznorodé. Kritika píše, že jeho sólové vystúpenia sú nepredvídateľné, často založené na čistej improvizácii.