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STREČNO Castle Strečno


Strečno (area: Little Fatra, region: Upper Povazie)

The romantic ruins of the Strečno castle dominate above the ribbon of the river Váh as the symbol of feudal powers on the middle part of the river Váh. Although being in ruins already for three centuries, its preserved architecture is proof of development of mediaeval fortress from the period of Gothic until the period of Baroque. Although the history of the castle began only in the middle of the 14th century, the first inhabitants came here far earlier – the archaeological findings proved the settlement of the castle hill already in the earlier Bronze Age. The explicit written proof about...

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Distance: 4.53kmChateau Krasnany Varín

Chateau Krasnany

Varín (area: Little Fatra, region: Upper Povazie, District: Žilina)

Distance: 14.78kmBUDATIN Castle Žilina


Žilina (area: Súľov Mountains, region: Upper Povazie, District: Žilina)

Budatin Castle is a historical and architectonical site in Zilina. It was built in the second half of the 13th century. In past it used to be a water castle protected by river streams and water dams. The oldest part of the castle is residential Romanesque tower used by Matus Cak Trenciansky. In the beginning of the 14th century during his reign the tower was fortified and one-wing castle was built. After 1545 the castle was rebuilt in Renaissance style and later amended with Baroque changes. The...

Distance: 17.92kmManor House RADOĽA Radoľa

Manor House RADOĽA

Radoľa (area: Kysucká vrchovina, region: Kysuce, District: Kysucké Nové Mesto)

Distance: 18.33kmLIETAVA CASTLE Lietavská Svinná - Babkov


Lietavská Svinná - Babkov (area: Súľov Mountains, region: Upper Povazie, District: Žilina)

The castle was built in the second half of the 13th century, the first reference about it dates back to 1318. In the second half of the 16th century it was gained by the Thurzos and they owned it till its downfall in the years 1698-1770. Since that time, it has continuously run riot. The fortifications, the walls of the donjon, remainders of palaces for living and of the chapel have been preserved. At the beginning of the 18th century the castle burnt down, it lost its defensive function and it...

Distance: 22.48kmChateau in Turcianska Stiavnicka Sučany

Chateau in Turcianska Stiavnicka

Sučany (area: Little Fatra, region: Turiec, District: Martin)

The Renaissance mansion in Turčianska Štiavnička was built in the second half of the 16th century, modified in the Baroque-Classicist style. At the beginning of the 1990s, extensive reconstruction began, but it has not yet been completed. At present, the manor house is not accessible to the public and is gradually deteriorating. The mansion also includes an extensive English park with a winter garden, lakes and rare trees. The park, which continuously grows into the surrounding forests, keeps...

Distance: 24.48kmHRIČOV Castle Dolný Hričov


Dolný Hričov (area: Maple Mountains, region: Upper Povazie, District: Žilina)

The ruins of the castle perk on the steep hill above Hričovské Podhradie. Originally, it was a Roman royal castle that stood at the road along the river Váh already before the Tatar invasion. It has been famous since 1265. It has been built on steep rangy rocky hill, on the left bank of the river Váh and it belongs among the oldest castles on the middle part of Váh. The castle is rather small and it is being built into the rocky uneven terrain. The first written reference about settlement on...

Distance: 30.57kmBytča Manor house Bytča

Bytča Manor house

Bytča (area: Maple Mountains, region: Upper Povazie, District: Bytča)

Renaissance mansion in the city centre of Bytča is one of the most important and architecturally most impressive feudal settlements in Slovakia. The National Cultural Monument consists of a Renaissance palace so-called Wedding Palace as well as economic and residential buildings. Originally there was a small castle built in the 13th century, belonging to the Bishopric of Nitra. In 1563 Francis Turzo took possession of the Bytča estate together with the castle. He built on the site of an old...

Distance: 46.34kmLikava Castle Ruins and Museum Likavka

Likava Castle Ruins and Museum

Likavka (area: Choč Mountains, region: Liptov, District: Ružomberok)

The ruins of the Likava Castle tower above the village Likavka near the town of Ruzomberok in the Liptov Region. The first written reference comes from the first half of the 14th century, but it is likely that it was built back in 12th to 13th century. The castle originally served to guard the trade route from the region of the river Váh (Považie) to Orava continuing to Poland. The castle consists only of walls built on the highest point of the rock. Last period of the expansion of the castle...

Distance: 50.42kmORAVA CASTLE Oravský Podzámok


Oravský Podzámok (area: Kubínska Hoľa, region: Orava, District: Dolný Kubín)

Large and well-preserved castle is towering on a steep limestone hill right by the village at 112 metres over the level of the river Orava, about 10 kilometres from Dolny Kubin. The castle is a national culture heritage. Orava Castle, before the centre of Orava area, was founded in the 13th century on the place of older settlement. The oldest historical notes of it come back to the year before 1235 when it had been the king's property. Orava Castle together with the surrounded Orava lands were...

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