Holumnica – castle


   The village of Holumnica appears in sources from the 13th century. In the fourteenth century, it was called the Great Łomnica and belonged to the Hungarian Gorgy family at the time. Probably they built the first, likely originally wooden residence. It is known that it existed in the fifteenth century, when it was occupied by rebel troops. The stone castle or actually a late Gothic court, was probably built at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. It could have been destroyed in the middle of the 16th century, during the fights between the Habsburgs and supporters of Zapolyas. It was abandoned in the seventeenth century, when a more comfortable residence was built in the village.


   Originally a late Gothic building was a rectangular, three-story towerless building, with two walls adjoining a rock formation, situated on a small elevation of the area.

Current state

   Only three fragments of the perimeter walls of the building have survived to the present day, with numerous holes, most likely being enlarged remains of the windows. Admission to the ruins is free.

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Sypek A., Sypek.R., Zamki i obiekty warowne Słowacji Wschodniej, Warszawa 2005.