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On the narrow outcropping of the Štiavnica Mountains, sometimes reffered to as Brezový Castle, there are the ruins of Žakýlsky Castle. It is one of the least known castles. Žakýlsky Castle was founded at the turn of the 12th and 13 century. The castle was probably used to protect the mining towns of Central Slovakia and transport between them.

The castle complex consisted of two main parts defined by a stone wall. The still visible remains of the castle include two rock-cut adits, which are approximately 6 and 20 m long, heading under the courtyard and tank of the castle core.

Most ruins today are covered with vegetation and relatively difficult to identify, as the ruins of the castle coincide with the surrounding nature. Nevertheless, this place is a very pleasant location for undemanding tourism. In addition to beautiful views, you can also look forward to the charming Lake Žakýl - a small lake located north of the castle hill.

The ruins are about 2 km long marked hiking trail from the village of Podhorie and longer routes from the surrounding villages.

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