Kuchyňa – castle

History

The castle was built relatively late, probably in the third quarter of the fourteenth century on the initiative of local noble families from Pezink and Svätý Jur. The end of the functioning of the building fell in the middle of the sixteenth century in connection with the extinction of the owners of the castle.

Architecture

The site consisted of two four-sided towers placed opposite each other and connected by a defensive wall, which separated the inner courtyard. The core of the castle had dimensions of about 45 by 17 meters. The whole was surrounded by a perimeter defensive wall and probably additional timber and earth fortifications. The internal dimensions of the western tower were 4.1 x 4.3 meters with a wall thickness of up to 2 meters, which may indicate its residential functions. However, it can not be ruled out that the eastern tower was also used for defensive and residential purposes.

Current state

The castle has not survived to modern times. Only relics of foundations and remains of earth ramparts, hidden in the deep forest, are visible.

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bibliography:
Bóna M., Plaček M., Encyklopedie slovenských hradů, Praha 2007.