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Krásna Hórka Castle is the fabled castle stands on a bare mountain top by Krásnahorské Podhradie, near Roznava.

The castle is mentioned a number of times in Hungarian literature. The original Gothic castle was built in the early 14th C.

The original small upper castle, was extended and fortified during the Turkish threat.

The fortifications with bastions and terraces were built in the Renaissance style.

The Andrássy family owned the castle and built the the Baroque chapel of St John Nepomuk front of the castle gate and later rebuilt one of the bastions into a Baroque classic style chapel of Nativity of the Virgin Mary.

The castle well maintained and house the Museum of Betliar, showing the history of the castle through the ages.

Hui Chin and I were driving from Kosice towards Roznava when we came upon the fabled by chance during our 2003 drive through Slovakia.

Unfortunately it was a Monday, when the castle is closed, so we had wait till next day.

After a few inquiries we found a very suitable accommodation it was very clean, very affordable and was run by a very friendly young couple, who could speak Hungarian.

Guess what? I was going to recommend them here, but I've lost their card.

I'm sorry, my friends.

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Krásna Hórka
Krásna Hórka
Krásna Hórka
Krásna Hórka

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