Kežmarok castle

Region:Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
District:Kežmarok
City / Municipality:Kežmarok
Tourist location:Spiš, Zamagurie
Lies by the river:Poprad
Latitude:49° 8' 23.8344" / 49.139954
Longitude:20° 26' 0.98123999991003" / 20.433605899999975
Included in categories: Castles
The castle belongs to the castles called "town castles". It was built directly on the territory of the city of Kezmarok, in order to guard the city against enemies. The building of castle is connected with family of Zapolsky. The first written reference about the castle is from 1463. In 1528 it became the property of the family Lasky. The last owner of the castle  was Ferdinand Rueber, who the city of Kežmarok bought the castle from in year 1702.    The original gothic fortress was re-build  by the family Thököly to  plush residence. The Thököly family  built in 1657-1658  a baroque chapel in the castle. They built the building of stable in the same century. After passing into the ownership of the city, the castle was used for various purposes: the grainery, barracks.. and several times it burned down. In the  2nd half of 19th century appeared the efforts to use the castle for museum ... ... Read more
Preserved
Gothic, Baroque


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Kežmarok castle

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