Markušovce Castle Ruins

Markušovce, Slovakia

The castle of Markušovce dates from 1284, but was not used after a fire in 1773.

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Founded: 1284
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia

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John Chapman (2 years ago)
Love the place ❤️ very good experience
Zoltán Árok (2 years ago)
Cool
Igor (3 years ago)
Super?
Ján Dzurdženík (5 years ago)
Unique exposition of the historical furniture and musical instruments.
Ing. Jana Vargova, PhD. (5 years ago)
Very nice place for family trips
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