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Virginīs Tower is a part of a castle of Devin, situated in the village Devin which is a part of the capital city Bratislava. The Devín Castle in one of the most significant archaeological localities in Slovakia. It is a National cultural monument. Because of the advantageous geographical position, the height over the confluence of the Danube and the Morava rivers was settled as far back as the 5th century B.C. and cultural monuments from the surrounding areas overlapped here.
The oldest section of the present castle dates from the 13th century; it achieved its building peak in the 15th-16th century. Napoleon's soldiery destroyed it in 1809. The City Museum makes use of the reconstructed basement of the Renaissance palace for exhibition purposes. Since 1965 the City Museum has carried out here a systematic archaeological research.
If you want to find more information about this marvelous castle, you can find it on my preciding photo of Devin.

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  • Copyright: Michal Valach (nex) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 30 N: 231] (2738)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-04-23
  • Exposure: f/5.2, 1/250 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-01-05 11:27
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