Biely Kameň, castle (ruin)

Place: Svätý Jur, County: Pezinok, Region: Bratislava, Historic region: Bratislava

Other names

Svätojurský hrad, Neštyšský zámok; (The White Stone)

Brief description

Ruins of a medieval castle, which substituted the former Great Moravian fortification on the hill on the other side of the valley. The castle was probably build in 1270-1295 by the counts of Svaty Jur. It was destroyed in 1663 by the Osman invasion.

Pictures

6 picures

Situation

The ruins are lying on a woody hillock above Svätý Jur in Malé Karpaty mountains in altitude 290 meters.


3D hrady


Hrad Beckov


Kamenní strážcovia III


Malé Karpaty 1935

Access

From Svätý Jur - From the railway station by the touristic marked path across the main road (Bratislava - Pezinok). Go via the square to the town part Neštich; here the marked path turns left to the wood and after while leads to the castle.

From Stupava - By to the forester's house Biely kríž, then down to castle.

From Stupava through three castles - By to the bus stop Stupava obora and then by to the castle Pajštún. Then go throungh Kozlisko hill near the castle Dračí hrádok. Down to the Medené hámre and by to the Biely kríž and then by the same road as in the previous paragraph.

By bike through Karpaty - From Stupava by asphalted road via Borinka to Košariská. Little before Košariská to the right by the valley of Cúrsky potok to the ridge and by asphalted road through Tri bresty to Jozefkovo údolie. The castle is situated on the hill on the right.

Biely Kameň in media

Vo Svätom Jure našli poklad
SME, 8. February 2005

Nearby castles

Bratislava castle, Dračí hrádok, Eberhard, Čeklís, Pajštún, Pezinok

Literature

Názvy hradov a zámkov v Slovenskej republike
Slovenský úrad geodézie a kartografie. Bratislava. 1990