Holumnica Castle Ruins

Holumnica, Slovakia

The village of Holumnica was first mentioned in 1293 and was known for cloth production in the 17th century. Due to lack of historical research, it is not clear which of the stately families (Berzeviczy, Ujhazy, or Görgey) built their castle on the village, but it is estimated to 15th or 16th century. The castle was built in Gothic-Renaissance style and it was inhabited until in 17th century when a mansion in the centre of the village has became the family home. Since then the castle stays abandoned. Nowadays only three ruined walls are to be seen and the stork nestle remains the main attraction.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia

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Ľudmila Haraščáková (3 years ago)
Wall ... In an easily accessible but relatively built-up place, the road to it carved mud
Matúš Knap (3 years ago)
Holumnica Castle 16.5.2021. Only 4 walls remained of the castle. There is no portrait of the castle on the site. Located in the village above the family houses. Easy access from the village.
Daniela Grechova (4 years ago)
Interesting place ... nice Tatra view just watch out for dogs ...
Ivan Tarapcik (4 years ago)
Nice place for a short stop if you have a way around. It doesn't pay special just there. He will drive you to the castle by car.
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