Cyril and Methodius Route – Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

Molpír Hillfort Smolenice

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Molpír Hillfort

One of the most precious and important monuments of our ancient past is the Molpír Hillfort discovered by archaeologists on the hill with the same name.

The hillfort consisted of three courtyards protected by stone ramparts. More detailed information can be found on the information boards at the location. Several mounds have been uncovered at the archaeological site, in which precious objects such as jewellery, knives and human skeletal remains have been found. Archaeological research has proved that in addition to the settlement in the earlier Iron Age, the Hallstatt Age, there were also Celts and Slavs living here, which allows us to classify the Molpír hillfort as one of the oldest hillforts on our territory. At the site, the restoration and presentation of parts of the fortification, the gate, the cult object and the cistern were carried out. Visitors are informed about the individual objects by the text on the boards forming part of the educational trail. A trip to the Molpír Hillfort is a pleasant walk for families with children and hiking enthusiasts and is part of the Smolenice Karst Nature Trail, to which the blue trail will lead you.

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Information from history


In the early Middle Ages, the site was repopulated, taking advantage of the preserved fortifications as well as the strategic location of the location. A number of interesting finds (spurs, arrowheads) have been documented from the site, indicating the presence of warriors and the upper classes. A number of finds from the collections date from the late 8th and the first half of the 9th century, which testifies to the settlement and use of the hillfort. Another 9th-10th century site is known from the village, south of the Molpír hillfort, where a burial site has been discovered.

Where to get tourist information?


Na Velehradě jsou dvě informační centra, kde mohou turisté a návštěvníci získat informace o prohlídkách, akcích, výstavách a dalších aktivitách, které v obci dějí.

The Molpír Museum

Cintorínska 3, 919 04 Smolenice
tel.: +421/ (0)33/ 557 11 00

Municipality Smolenice

SNP 52, 919 04 Smolenice
tel. 033/ 5571 100, (133)

How to get to the hillfort?

How to get to Smolenice?
By car from Bratislava on the highway to Trnava, there turn onto the road number 51 in the direction Trstín – Smolenice. This route measures about 75 km. A shorter route leads along the road number 502 under the eastern slopes of the Little Carpathians in the direction Pezinok – Častá – Smolenice. It measures about 60 km.
How to get to Molpír?
A trip to the Molpír Hillfort, which was built on the hill of the same name, is a pleasant and easy walk, which can be easily managed by families with children. Start your journey of discovery in the village near the church, where you can also park your car. However, do not follow the asphalt road, which would lead you to the castle, but turn left from the cemetery uphill and the educational trail will take you to the Molpír hillfort.

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