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Address: Zehra, 053 04, Slovakia
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+421 53/454 13 36

This imposing 12th-century fortress was one of the few castles that...

This imposing 12th-century fortress was one of the few castles that resisted the Mongol attacks of 1241, gradually enlarged over the centuries and destroyed by fire in 1780.

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Great castle. Amazing view.

This castle was bigger and better than I thought it would be. There are some museum elements and ruins. You even get to climb the old staircase to the top of the tower - something... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Emily L
Provo, Utah
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Provo, Utah
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This castle was bigger and better than I thought it would be. There are some museum elements and ruins. You even get to climb the old staircase to the top of the tower - something you'd never get to do in the US. The main entrance is in the back to the left if you're looking at the castle from... More 

Thank Emily L
Gedera, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this castle with 8 of our Grandkids. The beautiful location, interesting structure and exhibition along with the well kept surrounding, made our visit most educating and attractive. Visiting this place requires some climbing and walking effort, due to steep trail to the castle, the steep walkway within the castle ground and a lot of stairs. In addition to... More 

Thank Dan E
Whitehorse, Yukon
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle was a highlight of our trip. It's a massive fortification built on top of a hill, with stunning views of the country side in all directions. You can walk along the fortification walls, tour the insides and climb up to the tower. There is great exhibits throughout, and the museum has some nice armour suit exhibits. Really well... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

The must if you are in this region. Arrive early as narrow road goes there and parking limited. Very large castle with 3-4 levels takes you at least 2-3 hours to go around. Good shoes and sun protection in summer!

Thank Metelesku2
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great castle, amazing views, was shut when we went for winter, but amazing place to see and panoramic views throughout, great parking facilities!

Thank thaigreenlifter
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The whole castle grounds are spread on about 4 ha. Most of the castle in ruins, some walls are being under reconstruction. Formally it is located - thanks to very complicated administrative borders - within Zehra village boundaries, and Zehra is probably the oldest settlement in Slovakia. Access by car from the east, to a much too small car park... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Another UNESCO World Heritage site in Eastern Slovakia that is well worth the effort to see. Large (really large) ruins with some museum-like exhibits, an outstanding detailed walking tour available in English and other languages, and outstanding views. The torture room was just-so, but the bed chamber and kitchen exhibits provide an outstanding glimpse into life in an earlier time... More 

Thank Vince C
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is the largest castle in Slovakia and is one of the larger ones in Europe. Take your time on the climb up as you'll want your energy to conquer the castle grounds. We arrived on the first Sunday of October and were told the castle is free for all the first Sunday of the month. Yay! Parking was also... More 

Thank Saranger
Krakow, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Did notice the sign but it was September so no flying ant dared to cross our way:) The castle is huge and might be difficult to conquer but it's definitely a great photo session scenery.

Thank Basia K
Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Spišsky castle is one of the biggest European castles by area with impressive 41 426 m²! It was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1993. The castle is situated above the town of Spisske podhradie, however the best access is from the other site of the castle where the road and the car park is very... More 

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