The dominant of the former royal borough Pezinok lying below the mountains Malé Karpaty not far away from Bratislava is its chateau built on the foundations of an older castle from the 13th century.
First it was owned by the counts of Sv. Jur and Pezinok who were among the richest and most powerful noble families in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 13th to 16th centuries. The castle was originally a water castle.
The chateau, in spite of repeated reconstructions preserved its medieval appearance of water castle, now unique in Slovakia. The Renaissance chateau was reconstructed in the Baroque style in 1718 and the Romantic and Neo-Renaissance adaptations were made by the end of the 19th century. The then acquired form exists until the present time.
In the 20th century, it was adapted to the new purpose - storage of wine with the stylish Zámocká vináreň tavern. It is also possible to visit cellars and the historical hall. A large park with precious trees surrounds the chateau.