Zborov Castle

The Ruins of Zborov Castle can be spotted near the Zborov village in East Slovakia. The first mention of Zborov Castle dates back to the 13th century, and older fortifications had also existed nearby, which were built on Hradske. Standing tall at 1422 feet, this castle had also been referred to as Makovica. The castle had been built around the year 1317 and it was castle of a border king at the time of its inception.

Zborov Castle

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The Ruins of Zborov Castle can be spotted near the Zborov village in East Slovakia. The first mention of Zborov Castle dates back to the 13th century, and older fortifications had also existed nearby, which were built on Hradske. Standing tall at 1422 feet, this castle had also been referred to as Makovica. The castle had been built around the year 1317 and it was castle of a border king at the time of its inception.

The Zborov Castle encompassed a triangular courtyard along with that of the medieval Gothic style tower that was massive, a chapel and a palace. The significance of this castle increased when King Ferdinand I had donated the Zborov Castle to Captain Juraj Seredy belonging to Kosice. The castle attained the renaissance look as modern defensive elements now became a part of this castle. Additional buildings as well as outside fortifications were added during this period.

Local legends are of the opinion that the castle was planned to be built on the hill that stands nearby the present location, and stones had been moved in a mysterious fashion to the present location, where the Zborov Castle now stands.

The Rakoczi family held the reins of the castle from 1601, and in 1712, when the control of the castle was taken over by the imperial army, which only resulted in the destruction of the castle.