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: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia


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Martina “nana” Polecova (3 months ago)
Great place to visit. I very much appreciate the work they do.
Michal Tunega (11 months ago)
Beautiful viewpoints and an interesting informative tour about castle parts & history. Friendly helpful staff, tasty homemade products. Thank You!
Israel Llorens (2 years ago)
Starting up a new castle. Nice historical interest and views. Try the cheese!!! Entry price 5 euros.
Ian B (2 years ago)
Entertaining guides and some step hiking around. You can get close and watch the restoration, and look at other areas that are untouched to see original timbers and arches and windows made in the 1300s or earlier.
kacero kacerowsky (2 years ago)
Beautiful Castle. Amazing history. Very good got chease and bryndza. Fantastic nature.
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