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The view on the opposite mountains of Mala (Small) Fatra from the ruins of Sklabina Castle, situated at the edge of Velka (Great) Fatra mountains. Between these two Fatras is a wide valley with historical name Turiec. It is situated in the Central Slovakia, as well as a similar valley Liptov between High and Low Tatras. These two picturesque regions are traditionally competing in which one is more genuinely Slovak. I only know that both are beautiful, as well as the majestic and magnificent mountains around them. Both Fatras are majestic, both Tatras magnificent, and who knows which one is better? ;-)
The castle itself was functional until 18th century, last time as a storage of arms and ammunition, but then it was gradually destroyed and abandoned. One of the causes of its destruction was that among its owners were also treasure trove seekers, who believed in legends about hidden treasures and digged under the walls. Above all the very last owner before leaving the castle to its own fate allegedly sold the bells from the chapel and gun barrels from the walls to metal traders.

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