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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Milena Tee (3 months ago)
Impressive construction with interesting expositions and amazing views. Well worth seeing!
Lukáš Šišmiš (3 months ago)
People at the castle and the traditional village were welcoming and always ready to answer your question. IMPORTANT: Even for the castle you need to buy the tickets down in the traditional village (400m from the bottom car park)
No Name (4 months ago)
Great quality family time at the castle. I'm really pleased with the experience at the castle. After not to very good start at the car park, the castle was amazing and staff very friendly and dedicated to explain the history behind it. We have spent around 7 hours there but still this was not enough to see all attractions. The admission cast was reasonable. I'm really pleased with what I've seen and will definitely recommend it to my family and friends. Than you very much!!
Imladris (5 months ago)
A wonderful place. Beautiful view and architecture. I especially loved the exhibition about women of Lubovnia Castle, it would be better if it was also in English but anyways it was a great. Also medieval music playing from the tower was perfect!
anna afek (7 months ago)
A beautiful castle, located on a hill which gives a great view of the area. Some parts of the castle closed for renovations, however, it's still worth a visit. The castle is surrounded by forest and parks, it's a great place to visit with friends or family.
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