Above the old mining town of Gelnica, which is mentioned as a free royal town already in 1276, on the site of an old castle from the 13th century, we can now see only the ruins of the tower and several walls from the former Gelnica Castle.

More precisely, it is located directly in the western part of the town on an elevated place called Zámčisko. It was built to protect the town and the mines there.

After 1528, at the time of the struggle of Ferdinand Habsburg and John Zápolya for the Hungarian throne, the Gelnica Castle was demolished. After the defeat of Zápolya, Ferdinand I donated the castle to Alex Thurzo, who had it rebuilt and enlarged. Since then, the castle of Gelnica was also called Thurzo's Castle.

During the class uprisings, not only the town of Gelnica but also a castle change its owner very often. In those times, the castle was demolished again. In 1685, the castle burned down, dilapitated, and only ruins remained of it.

Zámčisko is located on the outskirts of Gelnica with good access and offers nice views of the surrounding Volovské Hills.

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