Lubovna Castle

Lubovna Castle, Stara Lubovna

Lubovna Castle
4.5
About
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

4.5
203 reviews
Excellent
132
Very good
57
Average
12
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Inaki G
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain282 contributions
Really cool place/visit! Worth to go!
Aug 2020
Went from Poland to spend half day in this castle, with my family. Really worth the visit. Well organised, explained and nice historical place. Kids enjoyed a lot. Views from the tower, are really enjoyable.

Located in the outskirts of Stara Lubovna, 15km away from the Polish border.

In the same complex, there is also a Skansen (place reproducing how people were living centuries ago).

With the same ticket, you have access to all: castle & Skansen.

Will probably come back to have also a walk in Stara Lubovna as we had to come back and could not do so.
Written September 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ziellona
76 contributions
The amazing castle
Apr 2019
The story of my visits in Lubovna castles starts in times when I was volunteer guide for British tourists... They were not able to recognize all Polish / Slovak and Lemks names. Therefore I told them a story about the owner - Ian Zamoyski - who was the Polish Duke and won this castle together with surrounded villages, during gambling in Monaco or wherever it was... Anyway - starting from this moment all my tourists were able to find those ruins in horizon, to find it in the map and to name it... OK - the name was difficult so... "THIS GAMBLED CASTLE"...
Definitely this is one of the best points to visit in this part of Slovakia (Zamagurie), together with open-air museum beneath it, it is a place when you can spend whole day and come back next day.
ALthough the castle is ruined, you can spend here really whole day. Means the ruins are in quite good condition plus exhibitions are interesting and colorful. Moreover - here are also the historical events orrganized (in summer season).
Definitely "MUST TO VISIT" on Slovakia map. Of course together with open air museum...
Written December 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Odd Lennart Lien
Sykkylven Municipality, Norway466 contributions
Wonderful on a hill
Sep 2019 • Friends
Another wonderful castle on a hill
It stand so beautiful out
Wonderful to walk up towards it
Massive walls
Best view up towards the castle
And from top out towards valley
Fantastic
Inside not to much but interesting
Written November 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Steve C
14 contributions
Great castle
Oct 2019 • Couples
This is another great find in Slovakia. Its off the beaten path. It is almost fully restored...still working on it. They have english speakers. It is self guided with a audio device. There is also an open air museum that is excellent. Give yourself 3 hrs to complete it all
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Monika T
Warsaw, Poland538 contributions
A visit to the castle with a falconry show
Jul 2019
The castle is not very far from the border so together with open-air museum is a good idea for a trip. The interior and surroundings of the castle are open to visitors - looking into all places and recesses in the castle takes about 2 hours. During holidays you can also see the falconer show.
Written October 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vladas P
Vilnius, Lithuania110 contributions
Beautiful castle with nice views
Aug 2019
Beautiful historical castle with nice views from the top of the tower. At the foot of the castle is a small village with wooden houses and a church. Moreover, at our visit here, there was some feast of honey in area of this historical village. Great place to take a walk and relax.
Written September 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Weronika M
Katowice, Poland113 contributions
good for kids
Aug 2019 • Family
not often are such places so well prepared for kids. very nicely done, its definitely worth seeing also for beautiful views.
Written August 25, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SimAa
1 contribution
Nice place but heartbreaking
Jul 2019 • Family
The place was very good to visit and be but it was hart breaking to see the poor wild birds with the cables in their legs.
I think it should be much moor in the 20th and stop with it. No excuses for that.
Written July 29, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aneta
2 contributions
A Beautiful Castle
Apr 2018 • Couples
The castle in Stara Lubovna is very nice from both inside and outside. It was build in 13.-14. century. The castle's most famous prisoner was Moric Benovsky, the King of Madagaskar (Count Maurice Benyovszky de Benyó et Urbanó).
Written March 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

igorC73si
Slovenian Littoral Region, Slovenia164 contributions
Look for an medieval experience? That's it! A must to see and get back
Apr 2018 • Family
Visited it in summer 2017 as an one day trip from Levoca where we get an accommodation. On our way there we stopped for a short visit of Kezmerok and been on the castle parking lot on app. 15:30 . Spent in the castle around 2 and a half hours. Unfortunately we missed some events but spent some more time to see all the hidden places and cellars.

We traveled with kids (2,5,8) and all af them found something interesting to see and have fun about. The visitable part of the castle is huge, a lot of parts are just to walk through or near and some others are to see and admire. There are several topic based expositions and every one will find something of his own interest. At the end we toke some time for a family chess game and stopped in the castle bar had a nice "medieval snack" and a modern ice cream.

On our way back we have stopped at the Etno village under the castle where we entered after 18:15 so for the most they have already concluding the day. But there was enough time to have a fast walk around, do some photo and even play on some ancient kids playground elements. At the end the village was closed and we thanked that we must jump the fence but a kind lady came to open to us ...

At the time we missed some more English at the ticket office and around the castle but at the end we got what we need. If we will get again in that ares we will get back there and plan at least a whole afternoon.
Written March 24, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you very much, we are glad that you enjoyed the castle and open-air museum. We invite you to see us again, maybe you will find some news. Lubovna museum
Written March 25, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 63
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Lubovna Castle

We recommend booking Lubovna Castle tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Lubovna Castle tours on Tripadvisor