Podhradie castle, perished

Podhradie « Martin « Žilina region (Turiec historic region)

Originally it was an older fortification on a hill which is named Vrchmúr. Regarding its name and still existing and visible remnants of stone building in this location is probable, that this fortification was fortified by stone walls. Also the Slovak name of the village - Podhradie - means sthg. like "Undercastle". We don't even know, by whom the castle was build.

Historic names

1321 castrum Zyuchan, 1322 poss. Scudchan cum castro lapideo