Nógrád Castle

This castle is a little different from the others. If you love adventure, you will love it. It can be reached by car or bus, but you can also get to the castle from Kismaros on mountain bike paths.

From afar, its towering corner tower can be seen, which has inspired many artists. The castle, which has lived through better times, can best be imagined from the ruins these days, but it is still extremely cozy today. One of the oldest castles in Hungary, in the XI century it was already mentioned as the estate of the Bishop of Váci. It lived its heyday in the era of the Renaissance, under the direction of Bishop Báthory, and like the Váci Castle, the Nógrádi was renovated and made the center of the region. From the castle standing on a high ground, far away, there is still a beautiful view of the landscape. This shows that it was once a strategically important castle in a defensible location. The Turkish era certainly left its mark on the castle, but the real blow came only after that. Lightning struck the tower of the castle, where the gunpowder depot was. A huge explosion ended the once-beautiful castle. Excavated treasures from archaeological excavations also prove this.

Today it is mostly waiting in name only, but it is an extremely cozy place. It is a popular destination for families and adventure lovers. Nowadays, artisan fairs are regular at the base of the castle, where you can find artisans from local producers, an excellent program option in itself. However, one of the best programs of the summer is the Nógrád Castle Games, which are held in June in and around the castle. Demonstrations by traditional groups, battle scenes, handicraft programs and gastronomic specialties await the new castle population.

If you want to go out a little and like the adventurous historical atmosphere, then the Nógrád Castle is definitely a good choice!

Address: 2642 Nógrád, (signs indicating the route when arriving at the settlement)


Old tower of Nógrád Castle
Nógrád Castle

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