Holumnica – castle

History

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 brick castle 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.

Architecture

Originally it was a rectangular, three-story, gothic-renaissance building without a tower, located on a small hill.

Current state

Only three fragments of the building’s walls have survived to the present day. Entrance to the ruins is free.

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