Saris Castle Ruins

Veľký Šariš, Slovakia

Šariš Castle is one of the oldest castles and biggest in Slovakia. It was permanently settled from the Neolithic to the 4th century AD, then from the 10th to the 12th century, and finally a new castle was built in the 13th century. This castle burned down in 1678.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Slovakia

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Mandy Elizabeth Rush (5 months ago)
The castle and keep are at the top of a tree shaded hill. Plenty of parking at the bottom of the hill about a 3km steady hike up to the castle gates. The Avenue up is mostly lined with trees which is great as it was a beautiful hot sunny day in September when we visited (car thermometer stated 39degrees centigrade). There are information boards on the way up which help break up the beautiful hike and give you a little rest if you need one. The entry price to the large hill top castle was only 3euro when we visited and if you wanted the guided tour of the main tour only an extra €2 (2023). The guide was kind enough to speak a little English and then switch to Slovak for the other guests. It was a lovely day hike, nice walk and plenty to look at within the castle walls, lots of work in progress to improve the castle. The views were spectacular on such a beautiful day. Towards the carpathians and depending on the conditions it is possible to see Poland, Ukraine and Hungary we were told. Lovely staff too!
Andrius M (7 months ago)
The almost 3km hike up the mountain with the baby stroller was exhausting but challenging ? + mosquitoes. The ruins itself isn’t amazing, a lot of construction stuff. Seems messy. But the view from the mountain is worth the climbing.
Malcolm Doran (7 months ago)
Amazing castle with lovely views of the Presov region at the top. Nice trek up to 1800 feet at the top and friendly staff. Great value for money with good choice of food at the buffet. I last visited Saris Castle about 15 years ago as credit to the staff for the Reconstruction as it was rubble with some goats roaming around.
Silvia Tothova (2 years ago)
Beautiful history of Saris area. Bought t-shirt and magnets. Perfect for kids. Option to do BBQ on your own or buy some sausage. Bufet available as well. Wonderful views on hills and areas. Highly recommended
Abdul Basheeth (2 years ago)
One of the oldest castle in the Presov region. To access the castle, you either have to walk 2kms up the hills or cycle it up. There is a car parking place at the bottom where you can park the car and walk. You get the good view of the city from the top of the castle. The castle is in ruins and there is a entry fee to get inside the castle. Good place to visit if you have some two hours of time when you stay at presov. The road that leads up to the castle from the parking place is not that good and is even risky for the intermediate cyclists.
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