THE ROMAN INSCRIPTION
What is this mysterious inscription on the rock beneath Trencin castle? The inscription was discovered in the 19th century, nowadays, it is visible through the window from Hotel Elisabeth. It says that 855 Roman soldiers in the year 172 won a battle over Germanic tribes. This is the easternmost evidence of the Romans in Slovakia.
The tower was a part of the city fortification system built in the 15th century, called also a Lower gate (today City tower). We recommend climbing to the top to get the views of Trencin castle, the parish church of Virgin Mary and Piece’s square – the main square of Trencin.
THE PARISH CHURCH OF THE BIRTH OF THE VIRGIN MARY
It belongs to the oldest sacral objects in the city, it was a part of the former city fortification. Originally gothic, several times rebuilt.
THE PIARIST CHURCH OF ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
In the western part of the Piece’s square, there is a Roman-catholic church of St. Francis Xavier (originally, a Jesuit church, later Piarist) belongs to the most beautiful sacral baroque monument of Slovakia.
The patron saint of the church, St. Francis Xavier is also the patron saint of the Trencin city.
It is the only preserved building of this type in Trencin city which was not many times rebuilt.
It is believed that in this house in the 17th century, a town’s executioner lived here and part of the building was a prison.
Today, it serves as a museum where you can see some torture instruments and swords.
Where to stay an overnight?
Undoubtedly, the best choice is the historical hotel Elisabeth, a beautifully reconstructed historical hotel located under the castle. The hotel is the winner of Best Historic Hotel of Europe in 2015 and of course many other international awards. Hotel Elisabeth
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Would you like to visit this picturesque region of Slovakia?
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The next adventure is Spiss castle and Levoca town.
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