Somló Castle Ruins

Somló, Hungary

Somló castle was built in the 13th century soon after the Mongol Invasion. It had a great deal of owners. Kinizsi Pal was also among them but the castle’s golden age was when the bishop of Eger, Bakócz Tamás bought it in the late 15th century. He rebuilt it and it served as a castle and as a chapel. The Turkish tried to occupy several times unsuccessful. By the 18th Century it was a bad condition. The ruins are not easy to reach, but when you get there, you will have a spectacular view on the Somló wine region.

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Virág utca, Somló, Hungary
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Hungary

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Mietek Szwarc (2 years ago)
Beautiful and romantic place. Very nice view.
Gergo Fazekas (2 years ago)
Somló hill is a secret hint for people discovering Hungary. There are few tourist, a lot of small wine caves and spots like this castle.
Fola (2 years ago)
As most people have noted, the hike to the castle ruin is not well signposted. Regardless, it is still a good walk with a decent view to reward you at the end.
Eva de Kort (2 years ago)
Beautiful setting, but a bit of a hike to get up. It's also a bit difficult to find the right trail. But once you're there it's absolutely amazing!
Chris Suich (2 years ago)
Beautiful vistas. You can see for many miles in all directions. . The castle is very interesting to explore. WEAR BUG REPELLENT. The mosquitoes are numerous.
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