Published: April 28th 2012April 28th 2012
The square with the well
Svätý Jur (English: Saint George, Germany: Sankt Georgen) is a small town northeast of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
Svätý Jur is situated in the Pezinok District of the Bratislava Region in southwestern Slovakia. The surrounding areas include large vineyards in the nearby Little Carpathians and the unique Šúr swamps, a protected area. Passes that way Small Carpathian Wine Route
The most remarkable historical monument is the Gothic church of St. George, built in the 13th century.
A Great Moravian castle was built in the 9th century and it was abandoned in the 14th century. 1,693 metres of the walls have been preserved, but their height is now lower than the original 10 metres.
Other places of interest include a Renaissance manor house, a Baroque church of Trinity, a Piarist monastery from 1720, and the ruins of the city walls.
The wooden bell tower from the 17th century protects a bell from 1400. The bell cracked due to a fire in 1802 and after repair in 1848 was damaged again.
Biely Kameň Castle
The castle of Biely Kameň was mentioned for the first time in 1217. The castle was partially destroyed by an Ottoman raid in 1663.
The ruins are still visible.
References: sk.wikipedia.org, From the earlier history of the Saint George, (Malokarpatské múzeum v Pezinku) BKIS
, Tourist Information Centre
Photo: © Laco Zachar
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