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 (5 months ago)
Beautiful Castle. Amazing history. Very good got chease and bryndza. Fantastic nature.
Kevin M (11 months ago)
Nicest castle ruins in Slovakia!
Adam Píš (12 months ago)
Truly a hidden gem. Very nice people there, helping to preserve and renovate the whole area. Whole castle is pretty big, prices are going directly to renovation fund and tickets are inexpensive and help a good cause. Road to get there is pretty bumpy and uneven, so with lower riding cars, park somewhere on the main road or you can damage your car. Otherwise, the whole experience was amazing.
John Zverzak (12 months ago)
Very interesting place and nice people you can meet there working to restore the ruin.
Rastislav Krutky (19 months ago)
Great how volunteers renovating this ?
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