The Čičva Castle

Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Vranov nad Topľou, Sedliská

GPS: N48°54'27'' E21°43'56''

The road south of the Veľká Domaša water reservoir leads below the ruins of the Čičva Castle from the 13th century. The Castle did not survive the last Rákoczis rebellion in 1711 when it was damaged.

The Castle is known for its “Book of Lies and Liars” held here in the 16th and 17th centuries, also referred to as the Book of Čičava - in which curious lies and names of liars were noted. The Slovak idiom “it should be entered in the Čičava Book” is still used and it refers to outrageous or bold lies.

Access: on foot from the village of Sedliská-Podčičva (bus stop) following green hiking marks or from the parking lot beyond the village via stone staircase and a footpath (both ways take about 20 min).

Source: Dajama