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Plavecké Podhradie

Plavecké Podhradie

Plavecké Podhradie lies under the Little Carpathians, between the peaks Pohanská and Vápenná. The first written reference to this village dates back to 1247. History is closely connected with the Plavecký castle that is located above the village. It was mentioned for the first time in 1296 as a guarding castle on the Ugraine border then. Later it was restored by gothic and renaissances style. The castle has been in ruins since 1706, it was severely damaged during the fights between Rakoczi´s rebels and imperial soldiers. The originally renaissance mansion from the 17th century is located in the village, it was used for needs of the Record Office and not accessible for the public. The mansion has a square ground-plan with four corner towers. It was built in renaissance style, later renovated in baroque style, the changes in the 19th and 20th century notably changed its appearance. The Pohanská peak is an archaeological locality. A celtic fortified settlement used to be located here. Pohanská is also the conservation area with valuable plant and animal species. Another tourist destination is the Vápenná peak (752m) with a small watchtower offering an overview of the east part of the Little Carpathians. Some interesting places nearby the village are connected by the hiking path Plavecký kras, 8km long. The path leads to the Plavecký castle across the conservation areas Pohanská and Kršlenica. The information signs highlight history of the Plavecký castle and the archeological locality Pohanská and interesting formations of the Plavecký carst. The Little Carpathian Cycle Route passes through the village.

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