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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Marianna Andras (3 months ago)
Amazing place, definitely a must see! The exhibition is very interesting. Do not hesitate to visit amazing open-air museum with super cute traditional slovak houses and a wooden church. There is also nice coffee place with souvenirs next to the parking lot with great coffee!
Tono Jazdec (4 months ago)
Nicely renovated. I would prefer guided tour to be more funny, he was just repeating what was written on description tabs in each room (loosing 1 star out of 5). The funniest room was one with armor to try. We've had a lot of fun there.
Michal Valent (4 months ago)
Amazing medieval castle with long history. I would highly recommend visiting this place. There is a car park below the castle yet it is quite a walk to reach main gate were you can buy tickets. You can wait for guided tour or just explore by yourself. All is marked by numbers corresponding to printed guide. Castle is well maintained and there are some ongoing works. You can climb up some tiny stairs to the watch tower. From there is beautiful view to all sides. Don't forget to visit Skanzen below the castle. It is open air museum of traditional architecture. All houses and church are made from wood.
Arturas Medeisis (4 months ago)
A very beautiful castle with excellent museum. Also very conveniently has "satellite exhibitions" - the folklore village and military exposition, all very interesting, so definitely worth to visit this "three-in-one" attraction. And to top it up stop for a delicious meal of traditional Slovak dishes at the nearby "Salaš u Franka" - another local attraction all of its own :-)
Viktor V (7 months ago)
One of best maintained castles in Slovakia. Traditional village museum was also fantastic, informative and green.
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