Szádvár Castle Ruin

Szádvár is one of the largest medieval castle ruins in Hungary; a huge, mostly unexplored archaeological site, which is also a nature reserve. Its conservation and development for tourism combine the unquestionable methods of classic monument protection with the means of 21st-century architecture. The wooded grove ambiance of the ruined castle, evolved in the past centuries, has been deliberately preserved, moreover enhanced. The backbone of the development has been the
establishment of a safe route for the visitors, the stabilization of a 440 m long section of the castle walls and the preservation of the natural environment, complete with new elements of contemporary function and design (benches, information boards, rain shelter), which are simple, massive structures, radiating strength just as the furnishings of a medieval castle did.


Közti Zrt.; Bálint Kelemen

NÖF Nonprofit Kft.

Year of completion

Szögliget, Hungary

Total area
10.670 m2

Site area
10.670 m2

Bálint Kelemen, Zoltán Kovács, János Fürjes

Stage 180°

Project Partners

Landscape architect: Zita Németh; Archeological survey: Viktor Gál

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