Sumeg Castle, Sumeg

Sümeg Castle is a castle by the town of Sümeg, Veszprém county, Hungary.Built in the mid or late 13th century by Béla IV of Hungary, Sümeg Castle is situated atop a mountain called "Castle Hill", 20 miles north of Lake Balaton. During its existence, it has been expanded several times. In the 15th century, it was fortified, and the second of two towers was built. It has been under siege several times, and has experienced two fires.Today, it is the main tourist attraction for visitors to Sümeg.DescriptionIt is irregular in shape, and situated in a north-south orientation atop a mountain called "Castle Hill", 20 miles north of Lake Balaton. It has two towers, and is 125 metres long and 80 metres wide. The interior contains a walled pathway. This leads to internal gatehouse that opens into the main courtyard.HistoryThis castle was originally built in the mid or late 13th century by Béla IV of Hungary, where he lived during the Mongolian invasion between 1241-1242. Later, it was presented as a gift to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Veszprém by Stephen V of Hungary.In 1552, in response to the capture of Veszprém by the Turks, the castles was rebuilt and fortified to serve as a frontier fortress.In 1713, after the Austrian occupation during Rákóczi's War for Independence, troops set the castle on fire.During the 20th century, parts of the castle were restored.
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  • Super authentic, meaningful and var, an exhibition of interesting information. I think it's not to be missed, who.
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  • Having stayed at the hotel kapitany, hopped out of the Castle, we discovered how to fix places at no cost to the State, and this is an example for us Italians, we have a huge heritage but we don't know use because "it would cost" at public administrations. The place is amazing, was completely destroyed, but thanks to an agreement with the State, the owner of the hotel has been able to rebuild the site in Exchange for the possibility of use. Now is a fabulous site, well maintained, but mostly returned to its old glory. Nice example for all of us. Go for it.
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  • Those who love castles is right here. Not only something for the eye, but also to the experience: Petting Zoo, demonstrations with arrow and bow, bakery, art, etc. It is also catered for refreshment and catering. Here you have a beautiful 360 degree - panoramic view. Walking in about 20 minutes can be reached from the parking lot. You can take also take a shuttle up.
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  • What a great place for kids. Interactive castle with lots of fun things to do for kids. The castle itself is not super impressive but the activities are. The show they have at 5pm is great! Worth every penny.
  • Beautiful castle! A of entertainment inside. Perfect place for family trip
  • Well preserved castle with plenty to do and see. Free car park and well priced entry ticket to the castle. Great value for money. If you come with kids they will enjoy it too.
  • Beautiful castle on the top of the mountain. Well maintained. But don't buy food in the castle otherwise you'll be disappointed.
  • Castle small, entertainment stories are quiet morbid for little kids. Staff at the entrance were racist.

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