Sásov Castle Ruins

Žiar nad Hronom, Slovakia

The ruins of the medieval Šášov Castle stand above the river Hron. According to a legend, the lord of the Zvolen Castle had it built for his court joker who saved his life while hunting.

The task of the Šášov Castle was to guard the trade road and to collect toll. It became royal property in the 14th century and part of the dowry of the royal wives. In 1490 the family of Dóczy bought it from Queen Beatrix and reconstructed it into the Renaissance fort. The castle fell in decay after the Rebellion of Estates in 1708. Only some walls survive.



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

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Stefan Monko (3 years ago)
Ruin of castle with great view. Currently going through renovations. A bit steep but short walk to top. The castle is guarded by goats so bring some carrot and your kids will have lot of fun. Parking under castle is a bit tricky.
Peter Pažák (3 years ago)
Ruin of a medieval castle in reconstruction. A bit steep ascend but short and very nice views.
Dominik Mak (3 years ago)
Very nice and moderately difficult to reach castle ruine. Recommended for families and seniors who do not hesitate hike for 20-30 min to the ruine ;-) Castle under reconstruction but free to visit ;-)
Robert Varga (3 years ago)
quiet place, could be more renovated. part of history.
Adrian Peplak (3 years ago)
Average ruins. Too many scaffoldings, which spoil views.
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