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Šariš Castle

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Spread on a volcanic hill overlooking the town of Veľký Šariš lie the ruins of one of the largest castles in Slovakia, the Šariš Castle. The hike up to the castle is very easy and the trail is fitted with information panels that reveal interesting facts about local fauna, flora, geology and history. The spectacular view the castle offers of Šariš lowland and Čergov and Stráže mountain ranges is a more-than-generous reward for those who manage to reach the castle. The castle, as it is often the case, is subject to legends. One of them talks about how the lord of the castle imprisoned by the Turks tried to ransom his freedom by offering the bey not only a huge sum of money, but also all of the most beautiful Šariš maidens. One of the maidens, Marienka, was just getting married. To escape her fate, Marienka ran out to the woods to find an old witch and begged her to use her magic to take away her beauty. The spell worked, the Turks did not want her any more, but unfortunately for her, nor did her fiancée, without whom there was no joy in life for her.

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Region: Prešov (Prešovský kraj)

GPS: 49.05246 21.176124


Address: Veľký Šariš, 082 21

Phone: +421 905 755 238; +421 919 062 090



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Opening hours: Free access

Admission Fee: Free access


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