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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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Namestie Majstra Pavla c.40, Zehra 053 04, Slovakia
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+421 53/454 13 36
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Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is a magnificent fortress at the heart of Eastern European history. We visited on a rather wet day. The castle has a superb approach and ambiance. It’s a proper castle that hasn’t been tidied up. The situation is superb and even on a poor...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wow. This impressive castle is well worth the drive if you are making your way through western Slovakia. Beautiful vistas and castle.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tesseractt
Reviewed October 26, 2018

First you see the beauty from afar, after getting to the parking you have a small hike up to the castle. We took the audio guide, It was enough to understand the background and history of the place in a nutshell. The archaeological findings are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We were 2 couples and we enjoyed it alot. Most of the castle was open to see and very intresting to see how they used to live and the tools they used to use. There is also a nice collection of historical weapons and also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kostya2216
Reviewed September 22, 2018

You ar driving down the highway when suddenly, Spis castle comes into view and WOW.! Situated on a solitary hill, from a distance it looks huge but the closer you get, the bigger it looks, until you finally arrive at the parking lot located below...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We went there on a semi rainy day. The castle is not in a great shape. We have seen much more impressive ones than that. The view is really nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nogah58
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

This imposing castle nesting on a hill is truly a wonder. It’s in ruin but it’s huge, you can explore the castle the whole day. There’s a parking area just a stone throw from the entrance. A must visit in Poprad

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lexyleksmono
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding castle ruins nesting on a hill overlooking a huge valley and the surrounding mountains. You park your car for free at the parking lot. When it gets full, people are parking along the long access road. Thia could add quite some uphill walk. Even...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

One of the most amazing and big castles that i've ever seen! First of all: this castle need minimum one hour to visit. More time - better! It's very interesting not only inside, but also outside - try to make a walk around, there are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank evilfennec
Reviewed August 23, 2018

If exiting D1 motorway, then gps will take you to car park that has a long walk up the hill to reach the castle. The walk is about 15 up and 10 mins coming down, we only realised there was an official car park behind/underneath...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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cheryln127
April 7, 2016|
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Response from TravelingCat22 | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking available at the bottom of the castle hill. Open in april but i dont remember the exact date, probably on their website.
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JoHancock
January 15, 2016|
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Response from D9508JKpeterl | Reviewed this property |
Hello yes you can enjoy the outside as around is just land and meadow free to walk and not fenced. But please be carefull as terrain might be steep and in some places not accessible and even dangerous. The inside of the... More
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June 2, 2015|
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Response from mark j | Reviewed this property |
There is an additional charge if you want an audio guide. I did not get it, wish I would of. A lot more there to see than I thought. Very well presented.
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