Tips for Trips in Surroundings
Ruins of medieval castles:
The Tematin Castle is located about 25 kilometers north of Piestany. It is one of the highest situated castles in Slovakia at elevation of 603 meters above the sea level at the Povazsky Inovec Mountains. The castle was built shortly after the Tartar invasion around the middle of the 13th century.
The Beckov Castle is located 26 kilometers north of Piestany. The castle lies on a 60 meters high limestone rock above the Beckov village. The first written records about the castle dates back to 1208. It was a frontier - guarding royal castle.
The Cachtice Castle is approximately 18 kilometers from Piestany. It is one of the frontier castles in the Little Carpathians Mountains. The fame of this castle springs from the dark history of Elizabeth Bathory, the Bloody Lady of Cachtice.
The castle miniatures park in the village of Podolie. There are more than 50 models of castles and castle ruins in the park named The Mathias Kingdom. Podolie is about 15 kilometers far from Piestany.
The town of Vrbove is about 10 kilometers west from the Piestany Spa. Vrbove is a quiet little town with shops and a park where people go to relax. The town has its recreation center on the shore of the Cervenec water reservoir. One of the main attractions in Vrbove is inclined clock tower, which leans 99 centimeters to southwest.