One day in Bojnice. What to do and see on holiday: Castle, zoo, spa.

A day in Bojnice

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The old town and the Castle, stand on a travertine rock, with a wonderful natural cave, whose discovery dates back to 1926.

Today, the city is one of the most important Paleolithic sites in Europe, with many attractions.
Among parks, gardens, quarries and castles, you will have a lot to visit in one day in Bojnice.
The attractions are not far from each other and easily accessible.


One day in Bojnice, the Castle

Unmissable stop of a day visit to Bojnice, the Castle it is one of the most loved and visited jewels.
Of these splendid Castle there are traces in 1013 documents but, despite the age, the fires and the various vicissitudes, it is perfectly preserved.

Someone, entering this area, could feel a strange feeling of deja-vu. No fear. The site has been used as the location of numerous films and TV dramas. In Italy, Fantaghirò was shot!
Moreover, every year the Castle hosts some interesting events and festivals of international appeal. Between April and May the Ghosts Festival takes place, a unique event of its kind.

Beautiful interior, with majestic rooms and beautiful architecture. The Golden Salon takes its inspiration from the enchanting Castles of the Loire. The well of the courtyard. The Music Room with the splendid instruments. The Baroque Chapel, and much more.
The outdoor garden, houses numerous specimens, in addition to the oldest Zoo of Sovacchia. The majestic King Matthias Linden is a tree with over 700 years of life!

The Castle is open from May to September, from 09: 00 to 17: 00; from October to April, from 10: 00 to 15: 00.
Pause from 12: 00 to 12: 30.
The tours are all guided, with a duration of about 75 '.
Every month, 4 / 5 night visits of about 90 minutes, for groups of up to 15 people are scheduled.

The adult ticket costs 9.00 €. Reduced for over 65, 7.00 €. Boys from 6 to 15 years, pay 3.00 €. Children from 3 to 6 years, pay 1.00 €. Free for children up to 3 years old.

It is possible to book, with 3 days in advance, the night visit of the Castle, at the cost of 9.00 € per adult, and 6.00 for under 18.
To make photos and videos, a supplement of 2 and 5 €, respectively, is payable.


The fascinating natural caves were discovered in the 1926. Today, they host the Muzeum Praveku, in our opinion, a stop not to be missed during a one-day visit to Bojnice. Especially for children.

In this place you can admire the ancient stone tools, mammoths, caves, shamans and much more. A really way

A truly fascinating and fascinating experience in a museum that represents a pleasant discovery. We move barefoot, just like primitive men, among paths and pebbles, big trunks and mammoth sculptures.

Very fascinating, and recommended, night tours, with lighted torches, in an atmosphere of other times, truly mysterious. Children will be really enthusiastic. They take place at dusk, when weather conditions permit.

The museum is open from April to October 22, on weekends and holidays, from 10: 00 to 17: 00 around.
From June to September, it is also open from Monday to Friday.
For timetables and openings, we advise you to always check beforehand.

During the day visit, the adult ticket costs 4.00 €. Reduced, up to 18 years, 3.00 €. Free for children under the age of 4.
Night tours cost 6.00 € per adult and 5.00 € for boys Gino at 18 years. Always free for children under 4 years.


Bojnice Zoo

Photo ©, Jano Gallo

The city boasts the oldest zoo in Slovakia, in the large castle park. To be honest, it must be said that in the whole country there are, however, only three!

The zoo is ideal for spending a few hours with your children, in the company of animals. Nothing majestic, however, on the whole, a place with a decent variety of specimens.

January, February, November and December, from 08: 00 to 16: 00.
March and October, from 08: 00 to 18: 00.
From April to September, from 08: 00 to 19: 00.
The Butterfly Garden is open from 08: 00 to 16: 30.

The zoo is not allowed to enter with animals and balloons.

The adult ticket costs 7.00 €. Children from 4 to 15 years, and disabled people pay the reduced rate of 3.00 €.
Free for children under the age of 4. Info and updates available at this link, on the official website.


Not far from the Castle is the Čajka thermal pool. Nothing to do with the Baths of which Bojnice is renowned, but a fun way to spend a half-day with the family. Several slides, pools with hot and cold water. Keep in mind if your holiday lasts more than one day in Bojnice.

Prievidzská, and the next Bojnická cesta, is the main artery that connects Bojnice with the nearby Prievidza. Along the way, you will find numerous shops, groceries, and, for lovers, the ever-present McDonald's.
In Zone, Mestsky Park it is a quiet city park, ideal for walking and relaxing. With restaurant, rides and a minigolf, it is ideal for children and families.

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