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Kamenica Castle is a ruin of a castle above the village of Kamenica, lying northwest of the town of Sabinov, on a limestone cliff in the Čergov Mountains.

According to extant documents, the castle of Kamenica was built in the first half of the 13th century by Dietrich, Count of the Spiš Saxons. The surroundings of the castle were royal hunting grounds.

In the 16th century, the castle was shattered and torn down and its destruction was completed by the Tahy family, who used material from the walls of the castle to build a distillery in Lúčka. Kamenica Castle was once the thirteenth largest in Slovakia.

From the center of the village of Kamenica, the climb to the castle is very well marked. Signs will take you to the northeastern edge of the village. The ascent with an elevation of 224 meters takes less than an hour. Right after leaving the road, the walkaway is split into two parts, with an educational trail with 10 boards on the left side, starting 200 meters after entering the forest, and an unofficial pathway with an ascent to the eastern edge of the summit ridge on the right side .

The civic association Kamenná veža (Stone Tower) takes care about the ruins of the castle.

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