Hollókő is an attractive Palóc village listed on UNESCO’s world heritage. Located within Cserhát Mountain in the North. It is considered to be the unique settlement which displays the traditional architecture, customs and culture from the 17th and 18th centuries that remained intact and still inhabited by the locals.
The castle was erected on the rocks next to the village after the Mongolian Invasion (1241-1242). During the centuries it was expanded and fortified, in addition, later served as a significant military position after the castle of Nógrád fell to the hands to Turkish army. Its primary objective was to defend the villages nearby from the raiding Turkish troops. In 1552 it was occupied by the Ottoman Empire and used as a supply and ammunition depot in 1660s concerning the valuable and interesting scripts from the 17th century of Evlija Cselebi (1611-1684) who roved on many Hungarian lands including Buda, Esztergom, Balaton and Transylvania, respectively.
Nowadays, the castle awaits its historylover visitors with a waxwork, an armory and castle tournaments.
Further information: www.holloko.hu