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 godly and good wife Žofia Bosniak. 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 exhibition
The exposition in the chapel is dedicated to the most famous inhabitant of Strečno castle – Žofia Bosniak. 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.
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.
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 to October)
|Monday||9.00 – 17.00|
|Tuesday||9.00 – 17.00|
|Wednesday||9.00 – 17.00|
|Thursday||9.00 – 17.00|
|Friday||9.00 – 17.00|
|Saturday||9.00 – 17.00|
|Sunday||9.00 – 17.00|
Medieval Village of Paseka
|Monday||8.45 – 17.45|
|Tuesday||8.45 – 17.45|
|Wednesday||8.45 – 17.45|
|Thursday||8.45 – 17.45|
|Friday||8.45 – 17.45|
|Saturday||8.45 – 17.45|
|Sunday||8.45 – 17.45|
The Medieval Village of Paseka is free of charge.
Full ticket: 7 € adult
Reduced ticket: 3,50 € child (7 – 15), student, pensioner over 60, disabled
Family ticket: 17,50 € 2 adults and 1 child (7 – 15), other children for free
Free entry: child (0 – 6), carer of disabled, holder of the card Union of Museums, holder of press card
Tour guide in English language: 15 € (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 combinate discounts.
Hrad Strečno, Hradná 1, 013 24 Strečno
+421 41 569 74 00