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Category: Castles , Local time: 18:57:09, Altitude: 499m, Address: Športová, 95145 Horné Lefantovce, Slovakia

The Gymes Castle, also Ghymes Castle, is situated in Slovakia on the top of Dúň hill (514 meters above sea level) ,on the south slope of the Tríbeč Range, app. 5 km north of the village Jelenec . The Gymes Castle was built in the 13th century on the site of an older fortified settlement. The main parts of the castle were two towers with a palace and fortifications built in between them. In the 15th century, it became a property of the Forgach Family, who owned the castle until 1945. It was also them who took care of the extensive reconstruction. They built new palaces and a large fortification. In 1663 Gymes Castle was seized and damaged by the Turks. When they left, the castle was gradually remodelled and on the south side- the one in the poorest condition - fortifications with cannon bastions were built. The reconstruction continued through the 18th century. In the middle of the 19th century, the Gymes Castle was definitely abandoned and began to decay. Only ruins of the castle have survived. It is best accessible from the village Kostoľany pod Tribečom .

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GPS: 48.4116, 18.2225
Altitude: 499 m
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Last update: 2012-10-19 19:16:10

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Style of architecture: Baroque style
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Attrractions: chapel, ramparts
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Current state: ruined
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Type of building: castle ruin, palace

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