Šivetice – castle


The Šivetice settlement was established in the royal area. In the 13th century, the representatives of the Akošovci and Záchovci families disputed of this area. The conflict ended in 1272 in favor of Záchovcis, who probably built a castle over the village, to secure power over the surrounding areas. After the expiration of the family, the castle vanished probably around the middle of the 15th century.


The castle was made of stone on the top of the hill. It was a typical tower building with dimensions of approx. 8×8 meters and wall thickness of about 2 meters. The inner area was 4×4 meters and, apart from the defense, it also served residential purposes. Around the tower was a stone perimeter wall with a diameter of about 25 meters, behind which there was a wooden and earth defensive rampart.

Current state

The castle has not survived to modern times.

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Bóna M., Plaček M., Encyklopedie slovenských hradů, Praha 2007.