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Situated on the lime rock, 648 m above sea level, on the historic route connecting Hungary with Poland, frontier castle in Stara Lubovna (Ľubovniansky hrad) is one of those amazing places, where history of Central European Nations was written.

It was built in the early XIVth century by Hungarians. The place of famous peace treaty from 1412 between Polish king Wladyslaw Jagiello and Hungarian monarch Zygmunt, and - few months later - agreement regarding takeover of 13 towns of Spis by Poland as a pawn of lent royal money. Stara Lubovna was ruled by Polish castellans right up to 1769. In the meantime the castle was visted by kings: Jan Kazimierz and Jan III Sobieski. The Polish crown jewels were deposited here from 1655 to 1661, during the Swedish invasion of Poland. Later, for some years it was kept by Austrian Habsburgs, but lost its importance and was finally sold. It became private property and state property after 1948. Located in the heart of Slovakian Spis, now it houses a local history exhibition.

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Viewed: 1995
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