Sklabina Castle Ruins

Martin, Slovakia

The Castle of Sklabiňa was first mentioned in 1242. After 1320, it became the seat of the county administration of Turiec. In 1630, the family of Révay had it adapted and a Renaissance manor house built in its courtyard. It was also fortified then. It remained the seat of the county administration until the mid-18th century.

The Renaissance manor house survived until the Second World War. After it burnt in 1944, it fell in decay together with the castle. The remains of the castle preserving some Gothic and Renaissance architectural details progressively decayed. The castle is reconstructed now and the renovation is in care of young enthusiasts who organise different interesting events on the premises such as the Castle Feast connected with historical conquering of the Castle.



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018094, Martin, Slovakia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovakia


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kacero kacerowsky (2 years ago)
Beautiful Castle. Amazing history. Very good got chease and bryndza.
Martin Borecký (2 years ago)
Nice castle ruin. Easy accessible. Under the castle is suvenir shop.
Ivan Sádecký (2 years ago)
Just the ruins. Nothing much to see. Once a year they organize historical event reconstruction with fireshow. This is nice.
Ľubomír Mních (2 years ago)
Nice part of history, beautiful piece of countryside, shame we miss money for renewal
Viliam Simko (3 years ago)
It is currently "enter on your own risk" due to the falling rocks. But it's a nice place to visit when the path is your destination.
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