This is one of the most elegant architectural dominants of the town. It stands as if on guard near the entrance to Banska Stiavnica (Selmecbánya). The New Castle is a whitevashed Renaissance fortress on the Frauenberg hill and it was built in the period of 1564-71 with the purpose to protect the town against possible invasion of Turkish army. The fortress was rebuilt then, but without significant changes. Nowadays it is a six-floored building with four corner bastions and several embrasures. It used to be a part of the town fortification system. It is also known sa the Virginal or Maidenly Castle, however, this name is of later origin and it was most probably derved from the name of the hill where the buildind stands. Later the New Castle served also as an observation point.
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OlgaEva (412) 2006-06-25 14:03
i love this place, just 40minutes by car from my parents house :))
clnaef (6289) 2006-06-25 14:08
Bel ensemble avec des couleurs harmonieuses. J'aurais supprimé un peu de ciel.
agbonavita (0) 2006-06-25 22:15
Very diferent castle, It looks a square!
Great POV with the cemitery in the botton and the castle on the top. The trees complety nicely the scene.
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-06-27 12:13
Nice point of view on the New Castle. Interesting perspective, few plans. Good idea to put graveyard on the foreground. Also very good colors, i like it. A bit of red/pink on the white castle. Superb work! I`m sending my best regards! Andrzej
jemaflor (81264) 2006-06-29 14:26
good light to give lovely colours at your shot, good vertical frame for this monument. Well done.
paura (47166) 2007-08-21 16:02
Nice shot here. The castle is a very interesting construction full of interesting architecture details, as the roof shapes.
Well done, friend.