Smolenice castle is approximately 60 kilometers from Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. The chateou was built in 14th century and later increased the significance of the Smolenice county. The Orsagh family got hold of the castle in the beginning of 16th century and in 1777 it became property of Jan Palffy. Family of Palffy gave the castle the appearance of castle as we know it today. They repaired and rebuilt burned down wreck. After the second world war the building was given to Slovak Academy of Science (SAV) and serves as congress hall for science events. Most of the castle was reconstructed and is furnished contemporary.
When to visit Smolenice castle
Exterior is available for visitors all year long but if you want to see the courtyards and interior you should plan your visit in summer. Exhibitions are daily every hour from 10.00 to 18.00 tickets are 1,50€ for adults and 0,70€ for children and seniors.