Spiš is a historic region in the country whose major landmarks were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Spiš Castle in Spiš – Slovakia. The ruins of the castle are widely visited throughout the year.
The Spiš Castle in Spiš – Slovakia is located at Námestie Majstra Pavla ?. 40, Levo?a. It sits atop a hill overlooking Spišské Podhradie town.
You can take a bus from the Levo?a center and head towards Spišské Podhradie. When you get to the town, simply walk up the steep meadows that start off at the town’s train station.
The castle is approximately just one kilometer off the train station.
What to See and Do
There is a small chapel as well as a museum within the castle that you can visit, too. The ramparts have been preserved so you can check these out as well.
If you to relax within the castle, there is a small coffee shop where you can have refreshments. Toilets and a souvenir shop are also found within the premises of the castle.
The Spiš Castle in Spiš – Slovakia was constructed some time in the 12th century. The site where the castle sits now was formerly the site of another castle.
The castle has had several owners: Kings of Hungary first and then the Zápolya family, who had ownership until about the year 1528; and the Thurzo family, from the year 1531 up to the year 1635.
Afterwards, it was the Csáky family who owned the castle, between the years 1638 and 1945; and from this point on, the castle has been owned by the Slovakian government.
The castle has been used in various films including the highly popular Dragonheart, Kull the Conqueror and most recently, The Last Legion; filmed in the year 2006.
The cost to visit the Spiš Castle in Spiš – Slovakia differs, whether you are visiting in the daytime or during the night.
For daytime visits, tickets are generally 5 Euros per person; while nighttime visits cost 6 Euros per person.
The Spiš Castle in Spiš – Slovakia is open everyday, from 10 in the morning up to 4 in the afternoon between the months of March and April. From the months of May thru October, the castle is open daily from 9 in the morning up to 7 in the evening.
Last admission is at 6 in the evening.