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Halič - region: Novohrad

Type of interest: Castles, chateaus, National cultural monuments

The HALIČ CASTLE dating from 1612 is the dominant feature of the village of Halič. It is situated on a lonely wooded hill. The view of the chateau is cut out of a fairy tale and the view from the windows of the chateau is magnificent. You can see 15 surrounding villages and, with good visibility, also some peaks of the High Tatras. The castle forest park has an area of ​​13 hectares with an artificial lake.

The beginnings of Halič Castle date back to the 12th century - it is stated that there was a ground fortress. The Halič castle estate belonged to the Tomajov family, then the Lossonczy family and later the Forgách family. The oldest lord of the probable fortress is considered to be the founder of the Starohalice Church, Dionysus of the Tomajov family. The castle suffered the most damage during the world wars. In 1919 it was plundered by Hungarian soldiers. The castle survived the Second World War without major disruption. In the 1950s, there were grain warehouses of the Halič family house in the chateau, until the reconstruction in 1956, which lasted until 1963-64.

At present, after ten years of reconstruction work, it is reopened as a castle hotel.

Castle tours
Tours must be booked in advance in person, by telephone or by email at the hotel reception. The tours take place during the year from March 26 to November 27, 2017, every Sunday and Monday, always at 13:00 and 15:00.

The minimum number of paying persons in a group for a tour is six. The maximum number of people in a group is fifteen. Children are also included in the total number of people in the group.

In case the minimum number of people for the tour is not met, the hotel reserves the right to cancel the tour no later than 1 day before the date of the tour. If the person interested in the tour pays the price of at least 6 tickets, the tour will take place.

The total length of the tour is 50 minutes. The route of the tour is precisely determined and does not pass through all areas of the castle hotel.

During the tour, visitors can see the Parish Hall with the original decoration from 1762, which has no comparability in Slovakia, Rococo tile stoves decorated with gold ornament and stucco ceiling decoration. They will learn the rich history of the castle associated with the fate of the original owners, especially the Forgach family. They will also have the opportunity to look into a representative apartment with an original wooden beamed ceiling and historic furniture. The tour leads through a corridor with a cycle of unique murals of Hungarian rulers from the 16th - 17th century, a glass castle hall and a wellness area. The tour, accompanied by an engaging explanation of the guide, ends in the original vaulted area of ​​the wine bar.

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Address Zámocká ulica 7,
985 11 Halič
Phone +421 47... Show contacts
Phone +421 47 285 22 00
+421 47 285 22 11
GPS N48.35679°
Date of last change 07. 05. 2020
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