Šášov Castle

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The ruins of the medieval Šášov Castle stand above the river Hron not far away from Žiar nad Hronom in central Slovakia. According to a legend, the lord of the Zvolen Castle had it built for his court joker who saved his life while hunting.

A monda szerint a várat a zólyomi várúr építtette udvari bohóca számára, aki egy vadászaton megmentette az életét.

Garam melléki kereskedelmi útvonal mentén Saskő várát 1253-ban említik először. Előbb érseki, majd királyi birtok. Későbbi története során több birtokosa volt, (1490-től a Dóczy család alakíttatta reneszánsz erődítménnyé) végül 1677-ben Thököly Imre foglalta el és lerombolta. Többé nem építették újjá.

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Comments (85)

Joli Harsányi on March 6, 2013

I am so pleased that you like this photo - thank you François! Greetings, Joli

Garzer on June 18, 2013

Very beautiful photo!L 54 + Fa 12! Greetings, Klaus

Joli Harsányi on June 19, 2013

Thank you very much Klaus! I am happy that you like this photo - special thanks for your Fa 12 ! Best regards, Joli

Zygmunt Borowski on August 1, 2013

Fantastic view of this place. like

Greetings from Zygmunt

Joli Harsányi on August 2, 2013

Thank you Zygmunt for your visit and kind comments! Best wishes, Joli

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 27, 2012
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    by Joli Harsányi
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix HS20EXR
    • Taken on 2012/10/20 14:10:18
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 14.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash

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