The Jasenov Castle

Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Humenné, Jasenov

GPS: N48°54'26'' E21°54'4''

South of Humenné in wonderful woods of the Humenské vrchy Mts. are the ruins of the castle called Jasenov from the 13th century.

The Jasenov Castle is known for the particularity that one of its owners, the Drugeth family stroke false coins in this Castle in the mid-16th century. After repeated complaints of nobles from Poland and the Kingdom of Hungary, the royal chamber ordered punishment of forgers. Master Mikuláš, who was in charge of the castle workshop, was imprisoned and later beheaded on the square of Prešov.

The Castle was occupied and heavily damaged by the rebellious Rákoczis troops in the mid-17th century. It is in decay ever since. Only its Renaissance gate, part of its walls, and some domes survive.

Access: on foot from Humenné (railways station) following the blue hiking marks (it takes about an hour and 15 minutes) or directly from Jasenov following the blue hiking marks (it takes about 45 minutes). 

Source: Dajama