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The village of Častá is located in the western part of Slovakia in the foothills of the Little Carpathians mountain ranges.

The village is best known for the Červený Kameň Castle which originates from the 13th century,

and the castle complex is prominently located above the village.

Industries over the centuries included a brewery, a paper mill,

a textile manufacturing plant, and the mining of gold, silver, sulphur and copper.

Agriculture, the cultivation of wine grapes, the growing of fruit crops were major rural activities.

In 1664, the village was almost completed destroyed by fire.

There was a Jewish presence from the 1600s onwards,

and at one stage the community built a synagogue.

Today, there are remnants of two Jewish cemeteries.


casta postcard

Post card from 1902

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