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Uncover ancient secrets, follow the footsteps of kings and discover all the corners of the Ľubovňa Castle, which since 1311 rises above the town of Stará Ľubovňa.

Everybody can see the majestic castle from afar, standing on a limestone cliff and making it clear that it is ruling the northeastern part of Spiš. At the time of its creation, the castle was included in the system of border castles in the north of Hungary. So at that time, it guarded the Hungarian-Polish border, thereby protecting the trade route to the neighboring country.

During its most famous period, the castle hosted many prominent kings, including Sigismund of Luxembourg and Vladislaus II Jagiellon. At that time, Ľubovňa also kept Polish Crown Jewels.

In 1768, an adventurer, a traveler and later a king of Madagascar - Maurice Benyovszky - was even imprisoned in the castle tower for ten months.

At present, visitors to the Ľubovňa Castle can find permanent castle museum expositions. You can also visit the castle chapel and open-air museum below the castle.

The tour of the castle takes about 2 hours and during the summer season, it is enriched by the performance of falconers.

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