Castle in the air IV. - Lubovna Castle

April 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Lubovna CastleLubovna Castle

In the town of Stara Lubovna above the Poprad river valley is the majestic fortress of the castle of Stara Lubovna. The origin of the castle dates back to the beginning of the 14th century.
The castle was the seat of the Polish trustees from the backed-up section of Spiš region for more than 350 years. 
Hungarian and Polish Kings and Queens, such as Mary, Sigismund, Vladislav II. Jagiełło, John Albrecht, John Casimir, John Sobieski, honored the castle by their visit.
Famous adventurer and globetrotter Maurice Benyovszky (Moric Benovsky) who eventually became the king of Madagascar got to know the castle prison in 1768.

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