Lietava Castle Ruins

Lietava, Slovakia

Lietava Castle was built after 1241, most likely as an administrative and military centre. In the early 14th century, it is mentioned with Máté Csák III, one of the powerful magnates in the Kingdom of Hungary. The castle changed hands until the 16th century when the Thurzó family gained it. It was reconstructed and fortified, and given its own military garrison. After the death of Imre Thurzó in 1621, it was divided between his heirs. After the ownership disputes in 1641, they lost interest in it. The castle report in 1698 said that the castle was uninhabited and there was only an archive, which was moved to the Orava Castle in the 1760s. After that, the castle was abandoned and not used any more.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovakia

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Martin Bebcak (9 months ago)
It's a beautiful place.
Veronika Prielozna (9 months ago)
During my fall Slovakia travel, we visited many Slovak castles and Castle Lietava marked the most personal visit for us. It is caste ruins that is slowly turning into livable castle due to intensive local group of castle and nature lovers. Once you make a journey up to the castle, you can treat yourself with refreshment from castle coffee/ souvenir store. Kastelan and locals will implement many summer activities into their castle life for summer time. Highly recommend to make this journey!
Michal Berta (11 months ago)
Beautiful old castle being renovated by volunteers. Amazing! Must see if you are nearby.
sali man (2 years ago)
Was here last year and I can clearly see the progress in renovations. Great job by all involved, thank you
Tomas B (2 years ago)
Amazing place. I love how they are fixing it. Good luck!
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