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Murán Castle is the ruins of a castle above the village Muráň. Muráň is the third highest Slovak castle.

Muráň Castle

Murán Castle is the ruins of a castle above the village Muráň. Muráň is the third highest Slovak castle.

The castle was built as a royal castle in the 13th century to protect the road leading from Gemer to Liptov and Zvolen. Thanks to its extremely varied history, it is one of the most famous castles in Gemer. In 1271 it is documented as Muráň and we do not know what it looked like at that time, because it was rebuilt in the first half of the 15th century. It is more than probable that even at that time a large area of a single courtyard was surrounded by a castle wall with several bastions.
The castle was built as a royal castle in the 13th century to protect the road leading from Gemer to Liptov and Zvolen. Thanks to its extremely varied history, it is one of the most famous castles in Gemer. In 1271 it is documented as Muráň and we do not know what it looked like at that time, because it was rebuilt in the first half of the 15th century. It is more than probable that even at that time a large area of a single courtyard was surrounded by a castle wall with several bastions.

Of the other owners, the Séčians (Széchyovci) deserve attention, who bought the castle and rebuilt it after 1621. After the assassination of Juraj Séči, his wife Mária took care of the castle together with 4 daughters. The oldest of them, after widowing, married František Vešeléni, a well-known organizer of the anti-imperial conspiracy in 1666. After his death, the widow (who was not only brave but also pretty and called it "Muránska Venus") fiercely defended the castle and the imperial troops conquered it. after 3 years in 1670. In 1720, the castle was sold by the royal chamber to Štefan Koháry. The only daughter of the last Koháry married Coburg and they owned the castle until 1945.
The castle burned down twice in the 18th century and was no longer inhabited at the end of the 18th century. In 1972, the castle was cleaned and since 1980, the necessary maintenance of the castle has been carried out.


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Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash
Languages: Slovak

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 13.6.2019
Source: Wikipédia

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Muráň Castle
Hrad Muráň
049 01  Muráň
Region: Banskobystrický
District: Revúca
Area: Gemer
 48.759913, 20.06096

Hrad Muráň
049 01  Muráň

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