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Strecno Castle, Strecno

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Ruin Castle
Perched on the edge of a craggy sandstone cliff above the Vah River, Strecno Castle once served as an important strategic fort in the region. Access the early 14th-century castle via its imposing entrance gate and wooden bridge. Note its sturdy stone walls, which have been added to over the centuries, and the mix of architectural styles including both Gothic and Baroque features. Visit the castle chapel to see a replica mummy of Zofia Bosniakova, a woman whose remains were found remarkably preserved in the 17th century nearly 40 years after her death. Parking is available below the castle, but you'll need to climb a sizeable staircase up to the fortress. Plan to visit Strecno Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Strecno attractions using our Strecno trip itinerary maker.
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  • This castle is on the on the way from Zilina do Ruzomberok, very impossible to oversee. Very nicely preserved ruin with lots of attractive and interesting events all year round.  more »
  • The amazing place, where the castle is situated. The castle is situated on the top of 103 metre tall rock over the river Vah. Very beautiful view...  more »
  • I've been to Strecno several times, and always enjoy each visit. They have tours in English, but you need to plan ahead. Also, be prepared for a hike - both from the parking lot to the entrance of the...  more »