Branc Castle Ruins

Podbranč, Slovakia

Branč Castle was a relatively large castle which was built probably in the second half of the 13th century. The castle together with other castles protected the roads to Moravia crossing the border of the country in the Karpaty mountains. It was was used as a refugee for local inhabitants against Osman threat in 1663. The castle was abandoned in the beginning of the 18th century, furniture from its rooms was removed, fortification destroyed and the castle started to fall into decay. Pamiatkostav Žilina was reconstructing the castle in 1968. Archeological excavation was made from 1978, nowadays the remnants of the castle wall are conservated step by step.

The short and undemanding ascent to the castle hill is worth the toil because it offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Myjavská pahorkatina hills.

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500015, Podbranč, Slovakia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia

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Lucia (4 months ago)
Great place. Not too much of a walk. Even small kids can walk up themselves. The views are beautiful. Especially at sunset.
Alexandra Junaskova (3 years ago)
The best views of Myjava, nice, easy cycling routes, walks. Must see.
Rastislav Lehocky (3 years ago)
Beautiful place to visit with stunning view around
Peter Kvasnicak (3 years ago)
One of wonderful places of Slovakia
Ivi (3 years ago)
Very nice and easy walk, sutable for kids. Really nice view from the ruins.
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