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Salgo Castle, Salgotarjan

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Salgó Castle is a Hungarian stronghold near Salgótarján, Nógrád county, 120 km from Budapest. Originally built as a tower by the Kacsics clan in the 13th century to withstand the Mongol invasions of the 13th century, it was later renovated into a fortress by King Béla IV. During the Hussite War, the fortress was captured in 1460 and captured again by the Ottoman army in the 16th century. Ownership of the castle eventually passed to Bálint Balassi and his family, one member of the family neglected the castle and left it in ruins. Today Salgó Castle is a well-known tourist spot.

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  • The area around Salgótarján, Hungary is full of old castles, mostly partly refurbished only, but they are still impressive in their state of ruin. It is worth to visit Salgo Castle ( abt 600 m... 
    The area around Salgótarján, Hungary is full of old castles, mostly partly refurbished only, but they are still impressive in their state of ruin. It is worth to visit Salgo Castle ( abt 600 m...  more »
  • Nicely renovated rather than fully restored with fantastic 360 degree views. The walk up is a little steep in places but well worth it. 
    Nicely renovated rather than fully restored with fantastic 360 degree views. The walk up is a little steep in places but well worth it.  more »
  • So many people visiting just stick to Budapest. We were glad we made the 120 km drive north to visit this beautiful part of Hungary for the day. Salgo Castle was easy to find - the car park is large.....  more
    So many people visiting just stick to Budapest. We were glad we made the 120 km drive north to visit this beautiful part of Hungary for the day. Salgo Castle was easy to find - the car park is large.....  more »
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  • After a nice little hike from the parking the view that the ruin can offer is spectacular, perfect for romantic sunsets. We wished if it would have been preserved in better condition but you still feel the history. Thumbs up for Petőfi.
  • Excelent view to the land. The place is in a relatively good condition. The road up is okay.
  • Amazing view! Unmissable uniqe place.
  • Amazing view from the top! The castle went through on a renovation, the highest tower got a roof. Parking is 1,7km from the castle, so it is easily accessible with children too. Follow the green T tourist sign for 1,5km, you will get to the "carved squirrel". From here 0,3km more on red L. The last 20 steps a bit high, but the rest of the trail is a nice walk. If you are in the area make sure you don't miss the witch's stones! Only 0,3km from the "carved squirrel". ;)
  • Beautiful view! Nice ruins,worth to climb up for it!

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