Description

Čabraď is a castle ruin near the village of Čabradský Vrbovok. It was built in the 13th century to protect the roads leading to mining towns. In the 16th century, it was also an important anti-Turkish fortress, and the Turks tried to conquer it several times.

Over the centuries, the castle has changed owners several times, but when in the 18th century the Kohári family moved to a splendid house in St. Anton, the importance of the castle quickly declined. The destruction was completed by the owners themselves, when they had it burned down in the 19th century to prevent the castle from being occupied by robber knights.

Čabraď Castle Hill and its surroundings is a national nature reserve with the richest occurrence of reptiles (grass snakes) in Slovakia.

There is a 5 km long marked hiking trail from the villages Kostolný Vrch or Čabradský Vrbovok or asphalt road leading to the castle.

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