Castle of Sirok - Sirok

The Castle of Sirok is located on the volcanic peak of the eastern range of the Mátra Mountains. We can take a comfortable walk to the centuries-old walls, which have recently undergone reconstruction.
We enter a special place, as the builders of the castle in the 13th century carved tunnels and rooms of different sizes into the volcanic tuff by using the interior of the hill.
The army of King Charles of Anjou occupied it from the Aba genus, and the inhabitants of the nearby villages became servants on the castle estate.
With its cannoned bastions, the lower castle was constructed in the 1560s, but it was in vain, as its coward guards gave it up to the Turks without fighting. The imperial mercenary troops, who exploded the defensive works in part, recaptured the castle after about 100 years.
Its deserted walls were devastated by the weather conditions, while the ruins of the castle, which are in harmony with nature, have been restored in several stages since the 1960s. The massive rocks named Barát (Friar) and Apáca (Nun) can be found nearby, and, folklore tells us that they hide the couple who turned to stone because of being unhappy in love.

More information:
Phone: +36 70 902 6854
H-3332 Sirok, 0193 (land registry number)