Pustý hrad castle
"Pustý hrad", known as “Old Castle Zvolen", originally was the Watch Castle of Zvolen, located opposite the town on a partly wooded mountain of the Javorie Range. It guarded the former transport and trade routes. People settled this area as early as the Bronze and the Iron Age. Today only a few ruins bear witness of the formerly impressive castle covering an area of nearly eight hectares, making it one of the largest in Europe.