Šurice – Castle Soví Hrad


The history of the castle is poorly researched. It was founded probably at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries on the initiative of the nobleman Kokoš (Kakas) from the Ratoldov family. His descendants appeared in historical sources in the 70s of the 14th century, however, already in 1385, probably the abandoned castle was not mentioned.


The castle occupied the top of a rocky hill. Its dominant feature was a defensive-residential tower erected on a trapezoidal plan. Probably a smaller building was added to it and the whole was surrounded by a defensive wall, creating two small courtyards.

Current state

The castle has not survived to modern times.

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Bóna M., Plaček M., Encyklopedie slovenských hradů, Praha 2007.
Wasielewski A., Zamki i zamczyska Słowacji, Białystok 2008.