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Brekov Castle ruinstands on a hill by the road between towns of Humenné and Strážske. It was built in the 13th century as a guard castle on the Hungarian-Polish road.

In the 15th century the castle was enlarged and its fortification was improved and strengthened. Yet in 1558, the royal army conquered and demolished the castle. In 1575 the owner Nicholas Drugeth restored and reconstructed it. In 1644, rebel troops destroyed the castle again. The castle was partially repaired, but by the end of the 17th century it was only dilapidated and deserted.

Since 2009, the Civic Association for Brekov Castle Rescue has been taking care of the castle. The association takes care of the reconstruction and conservation of the castle ruins. At the same time, it organizes various events such as Drugeth Castle Festival in the summer and New Year's Eve climb to Brekov Castle.

The marked hiking trail leads from the bus stop from the village of Brekov to the church. There is a parking lot in the alley behind the church. Just below the castle, you will also find a small castle museum that tells the history of this medieval building. Castle cellars can also be visited on request.

The experience of visiting the castle is enhanced by the magnificent, far-reaching circular view of the surrounding countryside.

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