Dobrá Voda Castle Ruins

Dobrá Voda, Slovakia

The Dobrá Voda castle was built on the site of an earlier castle in the first quarter of 13th century in the mountainous terrain on one of the roads that cross the crest of a small Carpathian Mountains. It was first time mentioned in 1263. In ancient times, the castle formed an elongated structure of the palace, which was close to both sides of the four-sided tower, a palace located on the southeast side of the associated itself another part of the castle chapel ending. The castle, originally the property of the king, became the property Stibors Stiborice in the 14th century and since 1436 it was in the possession of family Orszagh.

In the end of 16th century castle owners started to secure the gate and restored the lower court, where they added a few strongholds in the fortification wall. The uprising of Francis II. Rákóczi (d. 1703) badly damaged Dobrá Voda castle and it was burned in 1762. After that it was a prison.



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Dobrá Voda, Slovakia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovakia


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Pali Varga (9 months ago)
Undeservingly overlooked, but pretty impressive and surprisingly extensive castle complex, now in ruins with just some walls standing, with enchanting mixture of stone and trees - that might thrill any admirer of the romantic (Caspar David Friedrich) aesthetics. The ascend towards the castle is pretty mild - it takes you around an abandoned Jewish cemetery - and I recommend to take the path through the Christian cemetery as well, with some masterful and pretty unusual gravestones.
Martin Višňanský (11 months ago)
Well-preserved ruine of mediaval castel, pretty large one, compared to several other ruines alongside Czech and Slovak borders. A piece of history, hidden within the forest, access suitable for small kids as well as old folks, however, a big challenge with a wheelchair, assistance with very good physical power needed.
Peter Antal (16 months ago)
Katarína Kmeťová (2 years ago)
It is a beautiful place, partially reconstructed. I have never seen it during a day. Still only at night :D but it has its own magic :) if you are in the area I highly recommend.
Miro Skasil (2 years ago)
nice walk through the woods with the ruins of the castle.
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