Open from 10 AM to 4 PM. Last entry at 3.15 PM.

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Open from 10 AM to 4 PM. Last entry at 3.15 PM.

Ammunition Storage

During the Turkish raids in the 17th century, the castle was owned by the Pálffy family who, within the fortification works, reinforced the southern fortification wall with the bastion and tower that were slightly shifted forward with platforms for artillery corresponding with the then military practices. The large one room building embedded into the terrain near the southern fortification wall accessible by a ramp from the northern part with the length of 16m is dated back to this period too. As indicated by its position in safe distance from residential buildings, a military building, probably a gunpowder warehouse was concerned there. The warehouse was accessible by a sheltered access road with a trapezoidal cross-section. When removing the building backfill, there were a lot of glazed ceramics and many small items found there dated back to the 17th – 18th centuries. Bricked foundations of a medieval house with the rectangular ground plan from the first half of the 15th century can be found near the warehouse. Residential function of the house is confirmed by the found heating equipment and clay floor. At the turn of the 15th century, the building was extended and connected to the southern fortification wall and a stone/wooden extension was added thereto from the northern side.