The Wedding Palace in Bytča

The Wedding Palace in Bytča is one of the most important Renaissance monuments not only in Slovakia, but also in Central Europe.

The palace is a unique building, because similarly large space did not exist in our territory during those times.  It was built in 1601 by Juraj Turzo near Bytča manor house. It was intended to serve as wedding receptions for his daughters. Not only weddings were organised there. In the first half of the 17th century, it was used as a storage of salt, grain and other crops. 

The other owner of the palace was Esterházi family, who sold it during the 19th century to a business tycoon Leopold Popper. The palace was damaged several times by fire. In 1970, it was declared National Cultural Monument and underwent several major reconstructions.

Nowadays, there is an exhibition about the palatine of Hungary – Juraj Turzo. It describes him as a renaissance man who has made a significant contribution to the political, cultural and religious life of the former Hungary. The museum of Považie region organises several exhibitions and events in the palace as well.

Opening hours

Tuesday9.00 – 11.30 
12.30 – 16.00 
Wednesday9.00 – 11.30 
12.30 – 16.00 
Thursday9.00 – 11.30 
12.30 – 16.00 
Friday9.00 – 11.30 
12.30 – 16.00 
Saturday9.00 – 11.30 
12.30 – 16.00 
Sunday9.00 – 11.30 
12.30 – 16.00

Ticket prices

Full ticket: 4 €/person – adult

Reduced ticket: 2 €/person – child (7 – 15), student, holder of the card ISIC, EURO 26, ITIC, senior over 60 years, disabled people, war veteran

Family ticket: 10 € – 2 adults and 1 child (7 – 15), other children for free

Other discounts

Free admission: child (0 – 6), carer of disabled, holder of the card Union of Museums, holder of press card

Tour guide in English language: 15 €/group (must be booked at least 48 hours in advance)

Admission after opening hours: extra fee 100% (only for group over 10 people booked in advance)

Wedding pictures in the interior: 50 €

We do not accept other discounts, it is not possible to combine discounts.                                                                                                                                                        Visitors are obliged to abide by the visitor regulations.


Address: Sobášny palác v Bytči, Zámocký areál, 014 01 Bytča

Telephone: +421 41 5523 027

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