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The castle was founded by the Kačičovci family at the end of the 13th or the beginning of the 14th century. It was built of basalt blocks, which were mined directly in the castle hill. During the construction, the well-known "stone waterfall" was also discovered. In 1310 it became the property of Matúš Čák. After the disintegration of his country, Karol Róbert donated Šomoška to Tomáš Szechenyi (Szécsényi).

Šomoška Castle

The castle was founded by the Kačičovci family at the end of the 13th or the beginning of the 14th century. It was built of basalt blocks, which were mined directly in the castle hill. During the construction, the well-known "stone waterfall" was also discovered. In 1310 it became the property of Matúš Čák. After the disintegration of his country, Karol Róbert donated Šomoška to Tomáš Szechenyi (Szécsényi).

In 1461 the king donated it to the Országhs and Lošonczyas. From 1554, after the loss of Fiľakov, it belonged to the first line of anti-Turkish castles [1]. In 1573 the castle was occupied by Ottoman troops under the leadership of the Fiľak beg Ali. The Turks held the castle until 1596, when they retreated before Valentín Prepoštváry's troops [1]. After the death of the owner of the castle, Anna Lošonczyová, it became the property of Žigmund Forgáč. In 1618, the castle was fortified by order of the Regional Assembly, the renovation took place in the years 1547-1655 [2]. After the defeat of the uprising of Francis II. Rákoczi, whose troops were conquered by the army in 1703, was demolished by the imperial army. He has been in ruins ever since.

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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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Šomoška Castle
Hrad Šomoška
985 58  Šiatorská Bukovinka
Region: Banskobystrický
District: Lučenec
Area: Novohrad
 48.171376, 19.857126

Hrad Šomoška
985 58  Šiatorská Bukovinka

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