Oponice castle

Oponice castle built in the 13th century to protect the Nitra. Nitra and princely castle from the incursions of the Tatars and Turks. The castle was well fortified, he became his illustrious massive tower called Teresh, who, during the Turkish wars served as a " safe " - your valuables are imposed here yeomen from afar. Oponice Castle Turks never managed to conquer. However, his fate sealed in the first half of the 18th century by the emperor himself who gave it, like many others demolished.
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Oponice castle. August 2016. View from the early Gothic tower on the north side

Oponice castle. August 2016. View from the early Gothic tower on the north side

Oponice castle August 2016. View from east to west

Oponice castle August 2016. View from east to west

Oponice castle 2016 View from south to north at the Renaissance residential tract.

Oponice castle 2016 View from south to north at the Renaissance residential tract.

Oponice castle. August 2016. View from east to Renaissance residential tract.

Oponice castle. August 2016. View from east to Renaissance residential tract.

Oponice Castle in 2016 Reconstructed east corner of the wall.

Oponice Castle in 2016 Reconstructed east corner of the wall.

Oponice castle 2016 Entry to the early Gothic tower.  View from the west

Oponice castle 2016 Entry to the early Gothic tower. View from the west

Oponice castle. Fortified tower called Tereš bastion.  August 2016

Oponice castle. Fortified tower called Tereš bastion. August 2016

Oponice castle 2016. Panoramic view from the early Gothic tower on Ponitrie

Oponice castle 2016. Panoramic view from the early Gothic tower on Ponitrie

Oponice castle 2016 Early gothic tower

Oponice castle 2016 Early gothic tower

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