Sulov Castle Ruins

Bytča, Slovakia

Súľov Castle was built in first third of the 15th century. By it’s size, the castle was very small. Its main function was to protect and watching near by road. After 1550 fire it was rebuilt to its original shape and size. In 1730 the castle heads military garrison. There used to be upper and lower castle. Heavy earthquake damage in 1763 accelerated its final destruction. Fortified formation was found in the Súlov castle village area dating from 12th to 13th century.



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061060, Bytča, Slovakia
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia


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Olga Bodisova (2 years ago)
Beautiful ruine, very challenging, almost climbing experience. Scenery wonderful, with very careful help 4 and 7 year old kids managed to get there. Top experience of our Sulov holiday.
Mayte Martínez (2 years ago)
Is an adventurous experience reaching the castle, it is very steep and slippery so I do recommend to wear proper trekking shoes, and I wouldn't try to take kids to the top of the hill. There is not much castle left but the view is completely worth it!!! Three different ways to get there (green, yellow and orange according to the difficulty).
Pavla Kratěnová (2 years ago)
Great short trip from village Sulov. Wonderful views and nice rock formations. Moderate difficulty with some climbing and ladders. Not suitable for small kids and dogs.
Richard Lettrich (3 years ago)
Spectacular views, worth to see it...
Martin Baláž (3 years ago)
Quite exhausting path up to hill from parking lot, but worth your sweat, when entering fantasy-like movie world of stone towers, and of course astonishing views from the top.
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