Jasenov Castle Ruins

Jasenov, Slovakia

At the turn of the 13th and 14th centuries Jasenov castle belonged to the noble man Peter from Bačkov. He was formerly an ally of the king, Charles Robert, during the period of struggle with the family of Omodejs (of the Abov county). Later, because Peter turned agains the king and tried to murder him, his property was thus entirely confiscated and in 1317 most of it given to the faithful Philip Drugeth. Since then it was owned continously by the Drugeths, still their’s even in the 17th century as a part of the the domain of castles Brekov and Jasenov.

The first written document mentions the castle in the 1320s. The geographical position of the castle, built in the mountains away from the main provincial road was suitable for the function of a noble lord‘s seat. The nearby Brekov served the more typical purpose of a guard castle in the service of defending the local land or accomodating the king on his travels. George I Rákoczi’s army conquered and destroyed the Jasenov castle in 1644, during the third great uprising against the Habsburg empire. After the initiative of Count Andrássy, the vanishing ruin of the castle was partly conserved, several objects were roofed and the entrance part was fixed during the beginning of the 20th century. Today, however, only ruins remain.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovakia

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Rastislav Varchola (2 years ago)
Super
tomas ignac (2 years ago)
Nice place to go with family
Tomas Hnat (2 years ago)
One of the must visit places around humenne. Nice view at whole city. I like that this castle is in renewing process. For mtb enduro riders there are few lines down which are pleasure to ride.
Rad Graban (2 years ago)
Impressive castle with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. It is accessible via blue trail which starts in town of Hummenné or yellow trail starting at the base of the hill. Definitelly worth a visit though currently under restoration.
Petr Klimeš (4 years ago)
Great,must see if you're nearby!
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