Brekov Castle (Ruins)

Brekov Castle is a ruined Gothic and Renaissance era stone castle above the village of Brekov in Humennr District, Presov Region, Slovakia. It is a hilltop castle located on a cone-shaped hill with a limestone bedrock, in an altitude of approximately 480 m (1574.80 ft) above sea level. The eponymous village at the foot of its hill was founded as an adjoined castle settlement, similarly to several other villages in the region.

History

The castle hill saw human settlement and fortification efforts even before the construction of the medieval castle. Recovered evidence from earlier archaeological research on the hill top and its perimeter revealed the existence of a smaller hill fort of local Slavic tribes during the early Middle Ages.

The beginnings of the stone castle date back to the second half of the 13th century.

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Country:
Slovakia
Rating:
2
Latitude:
48,902333
Longitude:
21,8319797
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