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Spiš Castle is one of the largest castle complexes in Europe and is also our largest castle. In 1993, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is currently in the administration of the Spiš Museum.

Its construction began in the 12th century and gained its present massiveness in the next 600 years. In addition to the remains of the castle, there is also an exposition of the Spiš Museum, which consists of 4 parts:

  • Archaeological part - describes the development of the settlement of the castle hill and its surroundings in the course of six millennia
  • Castle kitchen
  • Castle bedroom
  • Torture chamber

Various activities and events for visitors are also regularly held in the castle.

Under the castle, there is a parking lot, but you can also combine your visit with a pleasant walk along some of the marked hiking trails and cycling routes from the surrounding villages. There is also an interesting educational trail from Spišské Podhradie - Nature reserve of Sivá Brada - Dreveník.

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