Slovakia fortified monastery Bzovik has been a monastery in the past, later on was re-built to fortress. In the 16th century when there was a high risk of Tartar attacks was the monastery fortified as well as the monastery in Hronský Beňadik.
The monastery was founded in 12th century. It belonged to the Benedicts.
Nowadays you can find only ruins here, as the fortified monastery is detoriating since beginning of 19th century. Outer fortifications is quite well preserved, but you can not enter the area. The fortress is situated in the village and you can park car in front of it on old road.