Šomoška Castle

Region: Region Banská Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
District: Lučenec
City / Municipality: Šiatorská Bukovinka
Tourist location:Novohrad - Poiplie
Mountains: Cerova highlands (Cerová vrchovina)
National nature reserve: Šomoška
Protected Landscape Area: Cerová vrchovina
Latitude:48° 10' 16.010400000036" / 48.17111400000001
Longitude:19° 51' 21.949200000047" / 19.856097000000013
Included in categories: Castles
Šomoška Castle Šomoška Castle is located in southern Slovakia, near the village of Šiatorská Bukovinka in Region Banská Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj), in Lučenec district. The castle was built in the 13th century, it was built probably by Illés from the Kacsics family. During the Middle Ages, the castle was owned by several families, e.g. Széchényi, Forgách, Lossonczy. In the Middle Ages it also served as guardian castle, during the Turkish invasion served as a fortress against the Turks. In the 16th century (1576 - 1593) the castle was in the hands of the Turks. In 1703 the uprising of František II Rákoczi against the Habsburgs, who ruled in Kingdom of Hungary, broke out. Kingdom of Hungary (Uhorsko in Slovak) was at that time part of the Habsburg (Austrian) monarchy. After the putting down uprising (1711), the castle was pulled down by the Emperor's army. Since then, the castle is in ruins. Between years 1971 and 1990 a partial reconstruction and restoration was carried out, which saved the ... ... Read more
Ruin in reconstruction
Stone waterfall and stone sea

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