Šariš Castle

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Šariš Castle
Šarišský hrad (Slovak)
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Alternative names Hrad Šariš, Sáros (vára), castrum Sarus (1245), castrum de Saarus (1312), etc.
General information
Type Ruined castle, Hilltop castle, Royal castle
Location Veľký Šariš, Slovakia
Coordinates 49°3′09″N 21°10′34″E / 49.05250°N 21.17611°E / 49.05250; 21.17611Coordinates: 49°3′09″N 21°10′34″E / 49.05250°N 21.17611°E / 49.05250; 21.17611
Elevation ca 570 m (1870.07 ft) ASL
Construction started 13th century
Owner Municipality of Veľký Šariš

Šariš Castle (Slovak: Šarišský hrad) is a ruined Gothic and Renaissance era stone castle above the town of Veľký Šariš in Prešov District, Prešov Region, Slovakia. It is a hilltop castle located on a cone-shaped hill with a wide plateau at its top, in an altitude of approximately 570 m (1870.07 ft) above sea level. The ruins lie 6-7 km northwest of Prešov, Slovakia, in the traditional region Šariš. [1] [2] [3]

History[edit]

The castle is one of the oldest and biggest castles in Slovakia. It was permanently settled from the Neolithic to the 4th century AD, then from the 10th to the 12th century, and finally a new castle was built in the 13th century. The castle was destroyed by fire in 1678.

The former county and traditional region of Šariš both draw their name from the name of the castle, due to it having served as the original county seat for several centuries (as was common with many Hungarian castles serving this political function). [4] [5] [6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Šariš Castle / Šarišský hrad". Slovakia.travel/en (English version of Slovakia.travel). Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Slovak Castles : Šariš (Castle Ruin) - includes historical and layout information and photogallery". castles.sk (English version of hrady.sk). Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Šarišský hrad (video of the castle ruins and conservation works)". ochot01 (channel), YouTube.com. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  4. ^ "Slovak Castles : Šariš (Castle Ruin) - includes historical and layout information and photogallery". castles.sk (English version of hrady.sk). Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  5. ^ "Šarišský hrad (in Slovak) - includes historical and layout information and an extensive photogallery". Pamiatky.net database. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Panorama views of Šariš Castle (CGI restoration of the castle's former vistas)". zsolt fodor (channel), YouTube.com. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 

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