Hronsek – Water Castle

History

The first, late gothic stronghold in Hronsek was founded in the 15th century on the initiative of the Prokop and Soós families. In 1576, it was rebuilt and strengthened in relation with the approaching Turkish turbulence. During the Rakoczi anti-Habsburg uprising, the allegedly insurgent mint operated in it. Remodels from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries did not change much in the shape and structure of the building.

Architecture

The castle was surrounded by defensive walls with four corner towers, around which, once the moat ran. Access to the interior was provided by a drawbridge. The main residential building was erected in the middle of the inner courtyard, as a storey building on a rectangular plan. In the ground floor survived arrowslits, and in the great hall, survived the late gothic and renaissance paintings.

Current state

The interior of the castle is not available for sightseeing. For a long time it has remained in ruin, but in recent years has undergone a thorough renovation.

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bibliography:
Website wikipedia.org, Hronsek.