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Address: Zehra, 053 04, Slovakia
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+421 53/454 13 36

This imposing 12th-century fortress was one of the few castles that...

This imposing 12th-century fortress was one of the few castles that resisted the Mongol attacks of 1241, gradually enlarged over the centuries and destroyed by fire in 1780.

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Visited in winter, unfortunately shut!

Great castle, amazing views, was shut when we went for winter, but amazing place to see and panoramic views throughout, great parking facilities!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 January 2017
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great castle, amazing views, was shut when we went for winter, but amazing place to see and panoramic views throughout, great parking facilities!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The whole castle grounds are spread on about 4 ha. Most of the castle in ruins, some walls are being under reconstruction. Formally it is located - thanks to very complicated administrative borders - within Zehra village boundaries, and Zehra is probably the oldest settlement in Slovakia. Access by car from the east, to a much too small car park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Another UNESCO World Heritage site in Eastern Slovakia that is well worth the effort to see. Large (really large) ruins with some museum-like exhibits, an outstanding detailed walking tour available in English and other languages, and outstanding views. The torture room was just-so, but the bed chamber and kitchen exhibits provide an outstanding glimpse into life in an earlier time... More 

Thank Vince C
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is the largest castle in Slovakia and is one of the larger ones in Europe. Take your time on the climb up as you'll want your energy to conquer the castle grounds. We arrived on the first Sunday of October and were told the castle is free for all the first Sunday of the month. Yay! Parking was also... More 

Thank Saranger
Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Did notice the sign but it was September so no flying ant dared to cross our way:) The castle is huge and might be difficult to conquer but it's definitely a great photo session scenery.

Thank Basia K
Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Spišsky castle is one of the biggest European castles by area with impressive 41 426 m²! It was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1993. The castle is situated above the town of Spisske podhradie, however the best access is from the other site of the castle where the road and the car park is very... More 

Thank Zuzka123
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great castle and museum for a visit and well worth the entrance fee. English audio guides are available for a small deposit and make the visit even more interesting. Trek up to the castle from the bottom car park is not easy for some. There is a lower gate that short cuts the trek but opening times for this were... More 

Thank Christine G
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

One of the most beautiful, scenic castles I've ever visited. Beware of flying ants though when you go to the top of the tower.

Thank 3772eri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Although it's ruin, this castle is nice. And large. There is nice view from the tower. Jacob is best guide ever! 😈

Thank fmstoun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

If you like castles and can imagine medieval scenarios, you will like this one. Although these are preserved ruins of a castle, it is nicely preserved and the castle is huge! We went up with the car to the eastern parking which is higher and closer to the gate. from the parking, there is another climb by foot which you... More 

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