Strečno Castle
and Paseka

Medieval castle was built in the first half of the 14th century, as a guard building through passing Váh river where the toll was paid.

Originally, there were a castle tower and a small enclosed wall area. Several buildings, palaces and walls were added to the core. It was royal castle and later, the property of nobility. There were several owners, e.g. Pongrác family, Pavol Kiniži, Kostka family, Deršfi family. The most famous castle owners were the palatine of Hungary, František Vešeléni and his wife Žofia Bosniaková. At the end of the 17th century, the castle was demolished due to edict of Leopold I. The demolition mainly affected the fortifications and roofs of the palaces. The castle well and the tank were covered.

The museum of Považie region opened the National Cultural Monument – Strečno castle for public in 1995. It was after the difficult reconstruction.

The permanent exhibitions

Žofia Bosniaková                                                                                                                  The exhibition in the chapel is dedicated to the most famous inhabitant of Strečno castle – Žofia Bosniaková. One part of exhibition presents the artefacts, which are related to her life, as well as the exposed crypt, in which the body was found.

Exhibition of archaeology
The exhibition presents prehistory, history of Strečno castle and the surrounding region. It consists of an archaeological part, a historical part and a castle kitchen.

Interactive exhibition                                                                                                             Important personality connected with Strečno castle, Žofia Bosniaková will tell you something about the life and destiny of the owners of the castle through a projected video-story. There is also infokiosk with electronic encyclopedia, selfie wall and shadow play. 

Medieval Village of Paseka

The village has been opened since 2013. It was built according to medieval buildings with usage of traditional materials – wood and pine. The village consists of five fully equipped wooden houses with cantilever roofs – house of fisherman, baker, herbalist, cosy for pilgrims and information. The village has a bell tower and a drinking water source. Next to the village, there is a space for relax with a fireplace and a grill. Also, there is a small amphitheatre, which is used for craft presentations and cultural performances. A part of the area is a wooden playground which uses castle architecture.

Opening hours (April – October)

Strečno Castle

Monday9.00 – 17.00
Tuesday9.00 – 17.00
Wednesday9.00 – 17.00
Thursday9.00 – 17.00
Friday9.00 – 17.00
Saturday9.00 – 17.00
Sunday9.00 – 17.00

Medieval Village of Paseka

Monday8.45 – 17.45
Tuesday8.45 – 17.45
Wednesday8.45 – 17.45
Thursday8.45 – 17.45
Friday8.45 – 17.45
Saturday8.45 – 17.45
Sunday8.45 – 17.45

Ticket prices

The Medieval Village of Paseka

 is free of charge.

Strečno Castle

Full ticket: 7 €/person – adult

Reduced ticket: 3,50 €/person – child (7 – 15), student, holder of the card ISIC, EURO 26, ITIC, senior over 60 years, disabled people, war veteran

Family ticket: 17.50 € – 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 foreign 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: Hrad Strečno, Hradná 1, 013 24 Strečno

Telephone: +421 41 569 74 00


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