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“Superb castle, with an excellent guide.”
Review of Lubovna Castle

Lubovna Castle
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Eance, France
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Superb castle, with an excellent guide.”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

A fantastic place to visit, cheap to get in, a full morning or afternoon for your money. Good historical anecdotes all over the castle in English for me and French for my girlfriend.
This castle had gone to ruin after WW2 when the last owners moved out, it had squatters inside and was falling down until an EU funded project costing over 1 million euro's was launched to restore it. The work is still ongoing in places, but the work done has truly made this a place to visit.
Its easy to find, its signposted from the main road (I speak no Slovakian and found it with no problems at all) there are guides that speak English and the whole visit is structured by following the well laid out plan that you are given on arrival.
Our visit coincided with a falcon display that lasted about half an hour, I am led to believe there are other displays of varying types during the day.
In all honesty I would have to say the castle isnt ideal for someone in a wheelchair or who has difficulty walking, but there aren't many castles that could be adapted I wouldnt have thought.
Really enjoyed spending over three hours wandering round, and the view from the top of the tower is impressive.

Visited August 2013
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  • Czech first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Any
English first
Prague, Czech Republic
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2013

Very well preserved ruins, some gothic and renaissance parts of the castle very excelent. They also had some interesting stuff and the lady who was our tour guide was very nice and knew a lot of things about the castle. She answered all our additional questions. There was also an amazing free falconers presentation. Couldn´t wish for more.

Visited August 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice castle”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Good view on the castle, nice stuff that is shown, all explanations also in English, very low price, easy to get there by car.

Visited July 2013
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Lipany, Slovakia
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79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“well preserved castle”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

This castle is one of the very well preserved in eastern part of Slovakia. There are many more, from which you can see mostly ruins.
Worth to see it! You will like it!

Visited November 2012
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299 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Lubovna Castle and Museum - Stará Lubovňa hrad a skanzen”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stara Lubovna Castle is a castle in the nort of Slovakia, towering over the city kingdom. Formation is placed in the second half of the 13th century and was built as a border guard castle. The oldest part is a circular tower and adjacent Gothic palace. Preserved is some rooms, underground torture chamber and chapel. The preserved part of the castle is a museum - historical exposition, exposure period furniture and guns, and exposure of the family Zamoyski.
Directly below is castle exhibition of the Museum of folk architecture, was opened in 1985 and now consists of 25 objects. The dominant exposure is rustic Catholic Church of Matysová in 1833 dedicated to St Archangel Michael. Integral part of interior is baroque-slassical iconostas.

Visited July 2012
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