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ĽUPČA Castle

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Slovenská Ľupča - area: Low Tatras - region: Upper Hron River

Type of interest: Castles, chateaus

The castle was founded before 1250 and was originally used by king's family as a hunting residence. Later the castle changed the owners who adjusted it into their needs. Many additional and rebuilt parts show the evidence of it. While amendment work in the 17th century the courtyard was supplemented by arcades and arches in the rooms were changed. At that period the castle was residence of Lupca nobility. The property was changed into an orphanage after the fire in 1860, and during the last regime there were nuns placed in the castle. Thanks to continuous use of the castle it has survived in quite good conditions.

An interesting castle object is the well with 5 underground corridors leading from it. There is a massive 700-year-old Korvin lime tree standing next to the castle gate. A legend says that King Matej Korvin used to like sitting under the tree. It is 25 metres high and its trunk perimeter is nearly 7,5 metres. Since 1969 it has been preserved.

Opening hours

Accompanied by guide you can see the castle courtyard, Upper Castle, the hall, the chapel and some of the rooms.

JULY - AUGUST

daily, except Monday from 10.00. 15.30.
Entries are every half hour, only with a guide.
Minimum number of visitors: 4 persons

SEPTEMBER - JUNE

It is necessary to announce the visit  in advance through contacts - one day in advance (by phone during working hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 to 16:00 pm).


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Contacts
Address 976 13 Slovenska Lupca
Phone +421 48... Show contacts
Phone +421 48 418 74 29
+421 911 580 164
Emailinfo@hradlupca.sk
WWWWebsite
GPS N48.7728°
E19.28112°
Date of creation 19. 07. 2013
Date of last change 22. 05. 2015
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