Slovakia's castles have changed from sights to culture hubs

Ľubovňa Castle, in the north-east of Slovakia, has risen to become one of the most visited castles. But others across the country do not fall behind.

Spiš Castle. (Source: Pierre Bona/Wikipedia)
Spectacular Slovakia travel guide

British singer Ed Sheeran is not the only one who may enjoy the sunset over the castle on the hill. Visitors to Slovakia can also pick out any of the dozens of castles and castle ruins, built on hills and cliffs, enjoying the sunset and splendid views.

Tourists may visit two castles right in Slovakia's capital of Bratislava: Bratislava Castle, dominating the capital’s panorama, and Devín Castle, located in the outskirts of the city.

The former provides visitors with views of the whole city, and even the three countries neighbouring Slovakia if people walk up the castle’s Korunná veža (Crown Tower). The latter gives a view of the River Danube and River Morava, also a borderline with the Czech Republic, which come together here.

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