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The first written mention dates from 1315, when Karol Róbert donated it to the mayor of Donč. In the years 1431 - 1434 it was in the hands of the Hussite garrison, other owners were Ján Hunyadi, Peter Komorovský, Zápoľskovci, Pekryovci, Ján Krušič, Illésházyovci and Thökölyovci. After the suppression of the I. Thököly uprising, he came under the administration of the treasury.

Likava Castle

The first written mention dates from 1315, when Karol Róbert donated it to the mayor of Donč. In the years 1431 - 1434 it was in the hands of the Hussite garrison, other owners were Ján Hunyadi, Peter Komorovský, Zápoľskovci, Pekryovci, Ján Krušič, Illésházyovci and Thökölyovci. After the suppression of the I. Thököly uprising, he came under the administration of the treasury.

In 1447, it became a capital castle and the center of the royal castle estate Likava, which included the towns and villages of Ružomberok, Nemecká Ľupča (today's Partizánska Ľupča), Liptovský Trnovec, Sielnica, Bobrovec and 17 other municipalities. After 1435, the lower castle was added to the original core of the castle, in the second half of the 15th century the Gothic upper castle and after 1533 it was modified in the Renaissance style. Extensive building modifications were made in the years 1642 - 1700, when a new fortification with 5 bastions was built. In 1670 it was severely damaged by the imperial army. Later, the castle served as a military hostel and a capital prison (1685). In 1703, the castle was seized by the rebel troops of Francis II. Rákoci and in 1707 the castle was demolished at his command in retreat from the imperial troops.
It is currently managed by the Liptov Museum, and a permanent exhibition of the castle's history has been set up in Hunyady's Bastion.


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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: 14.6.2019
Source: Wikipédia

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Likava Castle
034 95  Likavka
Region: Žilinský
District: Ružomberok
Area: Liptov
 49.105579, 19.311794

034 95  Likavka

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