The Cesargrad fortress was built to protect the old roman road that once followed the Sutla river. It was built in the 12th or the 13th century. It changed many owners until the owner became Toma Bakach Erdody (famous for his fights against the Ottoman empire). The Erdody family owned the estate for the next 400 years. The fortress was damaged in the famous peasant rebellion in 1573 and in Ottoman attacks. The Erdody family, after all the dangers ceased, built a new castle down in the valley.