As a National Cultural Monument, Spiš Castle with its area of more than 4 hectares is one of the largest castle sites in Central Europe.
The Spis Castle was built some 900 years ago, in the 12th century, on the site of an earlier castle. As an important political, economic and cultural centre for this part of Kingdom of Hungary, several kings and families owned the castle.
In the archaeological part of the exhibit, you can see findings from the Stone Age until the Middle Ages. Roman coins were also found inside narrow dark cave under the castle.
Be sure to climb up the tower! You will be treated to an excellent view perfect for photographing and enjoying Slovak landscape.
The landscape around the village of Spišské Podhradie (above which the castle is located) can be seen comfortably by using the instructive footpath Sivá Brada – Dreveník, which offers eight information boards along its route guiding the visitors through the travertine hills and natural beauty of this part of the region. The castle is easily reachable from the highway connecting the towns Poprad and Košice.
Spiš Castle was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.