Trenčín (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈtrent͡ʃiːn] ( listen), also known by other alternative names) is a city in western Slovakia of the central Váh River valley near the Czech border, around 120 km (75 mi) from Bratislava. It has a population of more than 56,000, which makes it the eighth largest municipality of the country and is the seat of the Trenčín Region and the Trenčín District. It has a medieval castle, Trenčín Castle, situated on a rock above the city.
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4 based on 307 reviews
This time we have visited castle during the winter. Although the scope of visit was slightly limited, it was still very interesting. There was a chance to claim to the highest place in the complex. Excellent winter visibility allowed to see quite wide part of Trencin region.
4.5 based on 46 reviews
it is a bit strange to see on this historical square such a strange Fountain with this figure spitting out water, but it seems to attract children. There a a number of other water attractions nextby. So that a nice place to pause, all the more that you can by an icecream.
4.5 based on 24 reviews
Yes, good attraction to see. Nice, clean, looking good and interesting. Once this was entrance to the city. We didn't find the entrance though and I am not sure if they have tours inside.
4 based on 19 reviews
Yes, this is real home where executioner lived once again. However, he was not only executioner but also controlled order in the town. Worth visiting (entrance is 1 Euro per adult). You will find there some interesting things like mechanism of the clocks that once operated on another local attraction - Mestska Veza.
Scary because as you imagine how many people were tortured and killed there... brrrr...
4.5 based on 15 reviews
Known as the Peace Square lined Renaissance era buidings hosting wonderful cafes, restaurants and boutique shops in addition to many historical buildings. A wonderful place to relax, especially in summer and ofter hosts events throughout the year. The square cannot be avoided if you wish to enjoy Trencin.
4 based on 12 reviews
A lovely laid back central square. Sit in a cafe and watch the kids going bonkers in the Fountain that squirts water in various formations. Try a 'Lemonade' at any of the cafe's. They are served in jam jars and are more like fruit squashes than lemonade. We had strawberry and mint, and it was delicious and cooling! Nothing much else to report, a square is a square really!
4 based on 13 reviews
The Plague Pillar is located in the central Trencin and is a great place to meet friends and to take a view of the castle day or night. Your visit can be short or you can sit on one of the benches around the monument relax and enjoy the beautiful city. This is also one of several ideal meeting places within the city.
3.5 based on 30 reviews
Our visit to Trencin coincided with the Sunday observation of the May Day holiday on the next day. With many offices closed, it was not possible to arrange entry. But we found the fine old Synagogue, built between 1909-1912, to be an impressive survivor of the 20th century, representing both its artistic heights and its human toll. The vast green dome is clearly visible from the heights of the great castle overlooking Trencin. It is an imposing sight, whether from high above or from street level.
As our translator-guide pointed out, the Synagogue served a large and prosperous Jewish community that represented one-quarter of the city's population, or just over 1600 Jewish residents on the eve of World War II. How much that changed is evident in an exterior plaque that reads (roughly translated from Slovak): "In remembrance of 1573 Jewish citizens of the Trencin District who were martyred in concentration camps or fallen in the Slovak National Uprising, between 1939-1945."
The math is sobering. Only about 3 dozen Jews belonging to this Synagogue survived the Holocaust. We were told that a dozen or so remain today, and that they have access to a small prayer room for their devotions. Most of the vast Synagogue, restored in the 1970s, was converted to use for Exhibitions and cultural events.
There is an exterior plaque in Slovak which describes the Synagogue as "a cultural monument with historic architecture of oriental type" designed by the Berlin architect Richard Schreiber and built between 1909-1912 by the firm of Fuchs and Nigrais.
The interior, we were told, was done in the art-nouveau or Jugendstil style popular at the time of its building. We deeply regret not being able to see it. Perhaps you will be luckier when you visit.
4 based on 15 reviews
Church is a typical Gothic style building located close to the castle. It offers a Terrace with nice city view, as well as access to the park nearby. Unfortunately, it was not open during this visit. You have to check the opening hours based on the schedule of services.
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