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From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Point of Interest
“The Castle of Nitra is considered to be one of the most signifi cant features of Nitra. It was built on a limestone rock, which is surrounded by the meander of the Nitra River from three sides. The Castle of Nitra is a cultural heritage and together with the Upper Town on the southern slope of the castle hill was proclaimed a Town Conservation Reserve. The Castle of Nitra consists of four independent parts: the cathedral, bishop palace, outbuildings and outer walls with one entrance gate. The oldest surviving part of the Cathedral is the Romanesque church of St Emeram from the 11th or 12th century. It was rebuilt after fire in the second half of the 13th century and after Matúš Čáks soldiers destroyed it, a new Gothic church was built next to it in 1317. From then on it served as what is called ”trustworthy” place of chapter and later as the treasury of the cathedral. Today, it forms together with the Upper and Lower Churches the most valuable structure in the area of the Castle - the Bishops Cathedral. The originally Gothic Upper Church was built in the years 1333-1335 and three centuries later the Lower Church was added to it. A wide staircase connects both of them. The appearance of the Cathedral as we know it now, is from the years 1710-1736 and its interior is also from that time. Among the most valuable monuments of the interior is the main altar of the Lower Church made by the Austrian sculptor J. Pernegger who used the painting of D. Voltera as a model. The originally Gothic Bishops Palace standing by these sacral buildings obtained its Late Baroque appearance in the second half of the 18th century. Its outer fortifications with the oldest parts from the Romanesque period are especially interesting. The legendary Vazilova veža tower with square ground plan was several times rebuilt and adapted in the Romantic style. Allegedly the Hungarian Prince Vazul was imprisoned in this tower. The Castle area and the Bishops Cathedral of St Emeram are accessible to public. ”
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Park
“Green place in the middle of a busy city - picturesque City Park. It was founded at the beginning of the 19th century on the foundations of original floodplain stands. The vast park of approximately 20 hectares is made up of three parts from different periods of time.”
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Cinema
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Point of Interest
“Near to the seminar is a calvary from 18th century. From this place is a great view to the city.”
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University
“Andrej Bagar Theatre in Nitra is one of the most renowned Slovak theatres. In 1992 Andrej Bagar Theatre moved from the old building and since then it operates in one of the biggest and most modern buildings in Sovakia. Two play areas - Big hall with capacity of 577 places and Studio with 120 up to 150 places of variable arrangement - are prerequisites for smooth operation of multifunctional theatre and they create ideal conditions for creation, presentation and perception of scenic work.”
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Natural Feature
“Mount Zobor is the landmark of Nitra! Its location and natural conditions, offer good opportunities for hiking and, in winter, for recreational skiing and sledging. You can enjoy a great panoramic view from Zobor.”
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Night Club
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