Branc Castle - Slovakia
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Fans of history will certainly visit the ruins of the Branč Castle towering on the easily discernible cone-shaped hill at the altitude of 475 m (1,558 ft) above the village of Podbranč.
Branč was one in the network of frontier castles, which cared for the security of the roads heading from Moravia to the Carpathian passes. It was built in the 13th century and became the center of administration of an extensive estate. The castle burnt down by the end of the 17th century and then fell in decay. Remains of walls of the individual buildings and some parts of the lower castle are all that is left.
The short and undemanding ascent to the castle hill is worth the toil because it offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Myjavská pahorkatina hills and the Biele Karpaty Mountains. Evangelical service is held here on the feast of Saints Constantine and Methodius every year.
During the tourist season, from April until October, there is an admission fee in order to renovate the castle.
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