Jasenov Municipality is successfully implementing the Jasenov Castle Rescue Project in cooperation with the Jasenov Castle Rescue Association.
Jasenovský hrad – national cultural monument (registered under ÚZPF – 126/1)
The ruins of Jasenov Castle are located south of Humenné (4.5 km from the center) above the village of Jasenov
The beginnings of castle construction are unclear. The first known owner was son of Peteň from Bačkovce before 1316. Also this castle between 1317 and 1327 becomes the property of the Drugeth, who owned it until 1644. In 1644 it was conquered and destroyed by the troops of Juraj I. Rakoczi. In addition to the Drugeth, the other owners of the castle were Barkóczi, Tadeáš of Jasenov, Szirmay, Count Van der Nath and Andrássy. On the initiative of Gejz Andrássy, at the beginning of the 20th century, several buildings were covered and fortified walls and a modified entrance area were preserved. Completing these works completely prevented the First World War. The castle became famous for its counterfeit workshop, which made false Polish groschen and golden florins with the name of Louis II. and Ferdinand I of an alloy of silver and brass in the mid-16th century.
The oldest core has a triangular ground plan formed by a perimeter fortification and a square tower next to the entrance gate. The palace building was situated in the eastern part of the castle. At the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries the Drugeth family extended the castle. A defense system with two cannon bastions was built in the southwest. The eastern wall was extended to the wall of the cannon bastion, in the southwestern part was built a smaller circular bastion on the left side of which built the entrance gate. Another wall was added between the cannon bastions connected to the older fortifications and created another bailey. In the middle of the 16th century, a barrier with a horseshoe bastion was built in front of the southern wall of the upper castle, and two parallel walls were added on the northern side. At the beginning of the 17th century, the construction of a star fortification began, which extends almost all around the castle.