10 km Fortified monastery Bzovík

Bzovík is originally a Benedictine (later Premonstratensian) monastery rebuilt into a fortress (castle), near the village Bzovík in the Krupina district in the Banskobystrický region.

The object of the Bzovický monastery is evidence that it is not easy to determine unequivocally the type of building monument. Monasteries have often been the target of enemy attacks, and this has prompted the need for their fortifications to be built on fortified buildings or fortresses. In an area that reached the sphere of threatening Turkish dangers in the 16th century, cities and later both the oldest monasteries in Hronske Beňadik and Bzovik were fastened at an accelerated pace.