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Lietava Castle

The Lietava Castle (Slovak: Lietavský hrad, older names Litova, Letava, Lethowa) is an extensive castle ruin in northern Slovakia, between the villages of Lietava and Lietavská Svinná-Babkov in the Žilina District.

The castle was built after 1241, most likely as an administrative and military centre. In the early 14th century, it is mentioned with Matthew Csák. The castle changed hands until the 16th century when the Thurzo family gained it. It was reconstructed and fortified, and given its own military garrison. After the death of Imrich Thurzo in 1621, it was divided between his heirs. After the ownership disputes in 1641, they lost interest in it. The castle report in 1698 said that the castle was uninhabited and there was only an archive, which was moved to the Orava Castle in the 1760s. After that, the castle was abandoned and not used any more.

Copyright: Vladimír Cebo
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 20280x10140
Taken: 29/12/2009
Uploaded: 03/01/2010
Updated: 03/03/2015


Tags: castle; slovakia; cebo; lietava
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