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The Castle of Fiľakovo

Castle, Museum & Gallery

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.

The Castle is first referred to in the 13th century. It was rebuilt in the first half of the 15th century, widened and fortified in the 16th century. Although the fortification of the Castle was to defend it against the Turks, they conquered it in 1554.

It remained in the hands of the Turks for almost 40 years. It became the centre of the so-called Fiľakovo sanjak, (a Turkish administrative district) encompassing the whole of what is today the region of Poiplie. The Castle was re-conquered from the Turks only in 1593. The year 1682 was also fatal for the Castle, as the rebellious troops of Imrich Thököly conquered it and it has gone derelict since then.

The pentagonal Bebekova bašta bastion stands next to the entrance to the Castle. It has a roof and its gross shape has been preserved until the present day. In one of its external walls there is a half-sunk bulky canon ball, reminiscent of the 1682 siege. An exhibition of Castle and town history has been installed in the bastion. Remains of the Palace, a watchtower and a massive half-circle cannon bastion (the "clock" bastion) can still be seen in the upper castle. The Castle provides a wonderful view of the whole town and its environs.

Tourists can use an instructive path that runs around the castle hill with explanations of the history of the Castle and geology of the castle hill. The hill is in fact the remnant of a marginal tufa mound of a volcanic crater.

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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.

Penzión Bebek

Penzión Bebek

Featuring free WiFi, a barbecue and a children's playground, PENZIÓN BEBEK offers pet-friendly accommodation in Fiľakovo. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms come with a TV. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as horse riding, fishing and hiking. Mátraszentimre is 40 km from PENZIÓN BEBEK, while Lučenec is 14 km from the property.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 Zlatý Býk ***

Hotel Zlatý Býk ***

Located in the centre of Rimavská Sobota, Hotel Zlatý Býk houses a café, a restaurant serving local specialities and a terrace with barbecue facilities. The front desk is available for 24 hours per day.

Euromotel

Euromotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Euromotel offers accommodation in Rimavská Sobota. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

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.

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.

The Šomoška Castle

The Šomoška Castle

In the administrative territory of the village Šiatorská Bukovinka, in immediate vicinity of the Slovak-Hungarian frontier can one observe traces of the past volcanic activity in form of a huge basalt rock with one of the most picturesque Slovak castle on top of it. It is the Šomoška Castle, unique among the Slovak castles as it is built of unconventional hexagonal basalt pillars.

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.

Gemer-Malohont Museum Rimavská Sobota

Gemer-Malohont Museum Rimavská Sobota

The museum, which was set up in 1882, focuses primarily on the Gemer-Malohont historical region. Since 1996, it has also been documenting the culture of the Roma in, but not only, the Gemer-Malohont region.

The Divín Castle

The Divín 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.

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Hudba v kruhu: Marc Ribot (USA)

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