Szigliget Castle by Béla Török

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The castle was built on order of the Abbey of Pannonhalma between 1260 and 1262. Situated on top of the 239-metre high Castle Hill (Várhegy) the renovation of this ruined, elongated building is in progress. A spectacular view over the Balaton can be enjoyed from here.
Starting out behind the church the visitor arrives into the Lower Castle (alsóvár) where a machicolated gallery leads to the round bastion. From here a steep path goes to the Upper Castle (felsővár) which stands approximately 20 metres higher than the Lower Castle. The former dungeon, the palace and the keep of the lord were here. A major restoration work was started in 1991. Completion of the excavation and partial reconstruction of the castle is in progress.
The castle had already been altered several times by the 17th century. Although the Turks destroyed the village, they were unable to take possession of the castle. In 1702 however, the Austrian emperor ordered the castle to be blown up. Some of the stones were used in construction of the country seats and farming outbuildings which lie below the castle.

Szigliget Castle, Hungary


  • DiEtte Henderson
    DiEtte Hendersonabout 6 years ago

    Bela, this is stunning. Love the colors, the perspective and textures in this image as well as the great information. Great work my friend!

  • Thank you kindly, my friend!

    – Béla Török

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorabout 6 years ago


  • Thanks, Tony!

    – Béla Török

  • Gyuri Nagy
    Gyuri Nagyabout 6 years ago

    Nice perspective.

  • Thank you, Gyuri!

    – Béla Török

  • Anne Smyth
    Anne Smythabout 6 years ago

    what an astounding set of buildings – beautiful capture

  • Many thanks, Anne!

    – Béla Török

    GOSIA GRZYBEKabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much, Margarete!

    – Béla Török

  • andreisky
    andreiskyabout 6 years ago

    Great shot Bela!

  • Thank you, Andrei!

    – Béla Török

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    Amazing view and capture Bela and very interesting history :-))

  • Thank you very much, dear Trudi!

    – Béla Török

  • Virginia Maguire
    Virginia Maguireabout 6 years ago

    Well captured. Thanks for sharing its history. Sounds like a rich place to explore

  • It is indeed, my friend! Thank you, dear Virginia!

    – Béla Török

  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltabout 6 years ago

    gorgeous place, wonderful capture

  • Thank you kindly, dear Luda!

    – Béla Török

  • Mariann Kovats
    Mariann Kovatsabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous capture with awesome colors!

  • Thank you so much, my dear friend!

    – Béla Török

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