Ľubovňa Castle was built after 1292 by the Hungarian King Andrew III. As a border guard castle, it protected trade routes to Poland. Famous Hungarian and Polish noble families entered its history. The castle was the seat of the Polish trustees from the Spiš region for more than 350 years. Hungarian and Polish Kings and Queens, such as Mary, Sigismund, Vladislav II Jagiełło, John Albrecht, John Casimir, John Sobieski, honored the castle by their visit. Between 1655 and 1661 Polish crown jewels were hidden in the castle. Today their replicas - crown, apple, scepter and coronation mantle of Stanislaw August Poniatowski are exposed in the castle chapel. Famous adventurer Moric Beňovský who eventually became the king of Madagascar got to know the castle prison in 1768. One of the most valuable objects of the castle is definitely the main castle tower (Nebojsa) which has been preserved since the medieval era. There is an outlook tower with 360 degree view of the surroundings on the sixth floor. Just below the castle there is a unique natural museum that is definitely worth visiting.

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Founded: c. 1292
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovakia

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Nick H (6 months ago)
Been in many castles. And this now is one of my favourite. Also, very well organized, with good explanation. Will be interesting for everyone
Blake Randell (8 months ago)
Was a great experience! Started at village down below, and ended at the restaurant. Well restored, not too busy, and was great that they had pamphlets in multiple languages for a self guided tour!
Lukas Jaromin (9 months ago)
Best kept castle museum I've been to. Very nice and helpful staff. If you're interested in seeing one of the oldest most intact castles - this is it. Highly recommended! Plus the views are amazing from the tower/ lookout.
Jozef Hudec (9 months ago)
One of the best Slovakian castles I've been to. Part of it is rebuilt, part is a conservated ruin. It has great atmosphere, multiple museum rooms, amazing view from the main tower. All signs are very informative. Definitely coming back soon.
Peeticek (11 months ago)
Greatly renovated castle. Nice views as well. Highly recommend. Enjoy
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