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The Castle of Strečno

Castle

On the left bank of the Váh river, close to Žilina, you find the Strečno Castle on top of the limestone rock. In the past it was the safest fort in the Považie region.

The castle was mentioned for the first time in 1384 in a phrase Comitatus castri Strechyn, i.e. estates of the Castle of Strečno. Based on indirect written reports it can be assumed that the Castle already existed in the first half of the 14th century. It was to safeguard the toll collection at a ford through the Váh river.

The oldest castle had the area of only 18x22 m. It comprised a rather small residential building, a water tank and a dominant watch tower with a defense function - the so-called bergfrit. In the course of the centuries, the Castle was extended and altered several times, whereas it had the largest area in the 17th century when it reached the status of the castle with best fortifications in the region of Stredné Považie.

At present it is the property of the Žilina Self-Governing Region and is administered by the Museum of Považie in Žilina (Považské múzeum v Žiline).

A story that is associated the most with the Castle of Strečno is the personal story of Žofia Bosniaková. Primarily, it is a story of her love for her husband, God and the poor. Intact remains of her body were found in the Castle crypt and transferred to the church in Teplička nad Váhom. In April 2009, they were subject to vandalism and destroyed. A replica of her mummy is located in the castle chapel.

The Castle of Strečno is an indispensable part of the landscape scenery of the Malá Fatra mountains and the castle rock and the path above the Castle provide a beautiful view of the Strečiansky priesmyk mountain pass, Domašínsky meander and a great part of the Žilinská kotlina basin.

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Places Around

Plte Strečno

Plte Strečno

Prvá pltnícka a raftingová spoločnosť s r.o. (PPRS) vznikla v roku 1999 ako podnikateľský subjekt, ktorého hlavnou náplňou je obnovenie tradície pltníctva na Váhu, v jeho historicky najznámejšom úseku – v strečnianskej júžine.

Vrátna valley (Malá Fatra Mts.)

Vrátna valley (Malá Fatra Mts.)

The only access road to the Vrátna valley, the most attractive part of the Malá Fatra Mts. is from the village Terchová. The Vrátna valley has four points of access: Tiesňavy, Stará dolina, Nová dolina and Starý dvor.

National Park of Malá Fatra

National Park of Malá Fatra

The National Park of Malá Fatra is situated in the westernmost Slovak high mountains Malá Fatra. Gorges, rock peaks and an attractive ridge tour are among its attractions.

Park v Turčianskej Štiavničke a Teplické serpentíny

Park v Turčianskej Štiavničke a Teplické serpentíny

Čo by ste povedali na prechádzku parkom, kde rastie viac ako 400 druhov stromov z celého sveta? Išli by ste sa prejsť? Ak áno, vyberte sa na návštevu do obecného parku v Turčianskej Štiavničke, ktorý je skutočným arborétom.

Terchovský vláčik

Terchovský vláčik

Terchová, Štefanová a Vrátna dolina patria medzi klenoty Malej Fatry a lákajú množstvo turistov a výletníkov. Okrem aktívneho výletu si čaro prírody môžete teraz vychutnať aj prostredníctvom vyhliadkovej jazdy Terchovským vláčikom.

Vŕšky Brewery

Vŕšky Brewery

The first mountain brewery has been operating in Terchová with experienced master brewer since 2012. You can book a tour and tasting the microbrewery in to the Drevenice Terchová Resort. If you just want to taste, the beer is on a tap in the next door restaurant.

Kysucká hvezdáreň

Kysucká hvezdáreň

Odjakživa sa ľudia zaujímali o Zem, kde sú jej hranice, čo je za nimi. Existuje vôbec niečo ďalej? Keď prekonali jej hranice prišli nové otázky. O tom, čo všetko sa nachádza v kozmickom priestore, ako vznikol. Zistenie odpovedí je dosť vyčerpávajúce a časovo náročné. Oveľa jednoduchšie je prísť do Kysuckej hvezdárne v Kysuckom Novom Meste, ktorá je pobočkou Krajskej hvezdárne v Žiline. Miesto, ktoré je rajom pre milovníkov hviezdnej oblohy a nadšencov neznámeho.

Diery (Malá Fatra Mts.)

Diery (Malá Fatra Mts.)

The village Štefanová with numerous buildings built in traditional style is situated in the north-west of Slovakia at the foothill of the mountain Veľký Rozsutec (1,610 m).

Súľovské rocks (Súľovské vrchy Mts.)

Súľovské rocks (Súľovské vrchy Mts.)

The Súľovské skaly rocks forming an attractive rock town are situated in the north-west of Slovakia, only several kilometres from Žilina. Interesting landforms in form of rock towers, needles, windows and gates separated by deep waterless gorges, ravines and valleys are the results of action of rain, ice, and wind, in other words – chemical and mechanical weathering.

Rozhľadňa na Marťakovskom kopci

Rozhľadňa na Marťakovskom kopci

Kysucké rozhľadne patria medzi najkrajšie v Českej i Slovenskej republike. Tá nad Zákopčím, na Marťakovskom kopci, bola budovaná v rokoch 2009-2011 z prírodných materiálov dreva a kameňa. Vypína sa v nadmorskej výške 854 m n. m. a poskytuje krásny kruhový výhľad na blízke i vzdialené hory. Dovidíte z nej na kráľovnú Moravsko-sliezskych Beskýd - Lysú Horu, najvyšší vrchol Kysúc - Veľkú Raču i majestátny Rozsutec v Malej Fatre.

Reštaurácia Slnečný pavilón

Reštaurácia Slnečný pavilón

Reštaurácia sa nachádza v tichej lokalite Rajeckých Teplíc oproti hotelu Diplomat, v blízkosti centra mesta a kúpeľov. Okrem samotnej reštaurácie je hosťom k dispozícii aj upravený areál záhrady s detským kútikom, altánkom a pódiom slúžiacim pre kultúrno-spoločenské akcie a svadobné obrady.

Reštaurácia Rybárska Bašta

Reštaurácia Rybárska Bašta

Reštaurácia Rybárska bašta sa nachádza v atraktívnom prostredí, na ostrovčeku uprostred kúpeľného jazierka.

Kaviareň APHRODITE

Kaviareň APHRODITE

Navštívte štýlovú antickú kaviareň priamo v kúpeľnom dome Aphrodite a vychutnejte si exotické druhy káv, miešané alkoholické alebo nealkoholické nápoje. Hosťom ponúkame možnosť usporiadania spoločenských akcií.

Hotel KNM & Cafebar

Hotel KNM & Cafebar

Hotel KNM & Cafebar is set in Kysucké Nové Mesto, 39 km from Wisła and 49 km from Szczyrk. The hotel has a sun terrace and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Vŕšky Brewery

Vŕšky Brewery

The first mountain brewery has been operating in Terchová with experienced master brewer since 2012. You can book a tour and tasting the microbrewery in to the Drevenice Terchová Resort. If you just want to taste, the beer is on a tap in the next door restaurant.

Koliba Pod Skalami

Koliba Pod Skalami

Featuring free WiFi, Koliba Pod Skalami offers accommodation in Súľov-Hradná. Martin is 27 km away. Free private parking is available on site.

Salaš Kľak

Salaš Kľak

Reštaurácia Salaš Kľak sa nachádza vo Fačkovskom sedle s pekným výhľadom na dominantu regiónu - najvyšší vrch Kľak (1351 m n.m.) v príjemnom prostredí okolitej prírody. Kuchyňa je zameraná na ponuku tradičných slovenských jedál.

Horský Hotel Kľak

Horský Hotel Kľak

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Horský Hotel Kľak offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kľačno. The hotel has ski-to-door access and a ski school, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Anton ***

Penzión Anton ***

The modern Penzion Anton offers high-standard accommodation 2 km from Žilina, the business and cultural centre of northern Slovakia.

Hotel Villa Nečas ****

Hotel Villa Nečas ****

Hotel Villa Nečas, located 2 km from the centre of Žilina, offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi in a restored mansion. It features a hot bath, sauna and massage facilities.

Penzion Martinov dvor

Penzion Martinov dvor

The Penzion Martinov Dvor is located in the pleasant village of Teplicka nad Vahom. The Slovak style restaurant with a central fireplace and sun terrace serves traditional Slovak and international food.

Pension v Starom mlyne

Pension v Starom mlyne

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, PENZIÓN V STAROM MLYNE offers pet-friendly accommodations in Belá, 29 mi from Wisła. The guest house has a sun terrace and ski storage space, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Pars

Penzión Pars

Penzión Pars is a historic building in Žilina, located 100 m from the bus and train station and offering a garden with terrace and a restaurant. Free WiFi and free private parking are available.

Hotel Country Saloon Belá ***

Hotel Country Saloon Belá ***

Surrounded by the Malá Fatra Mountains, Country Saloon Belá offers elegantly decorated rooms, a restaurant with an open fireplace, and a games room with bowling facilities. Some rooms are adapted for disabled guests. Vrátna Ski Centre is 10 km away.

Palace Hotel Polom ****

Palace Hotel Polom ****

Palace Hotel Polom first opened its doors at the beginning of the 20th century and still provides world-class standard and historic charm right at the main train station in Zilina.

Apartment Downtown

Apartment Downtown

One of our top picks in Žilina – and a guest favourite. Situated in Žilina, Apartment Downtown is 1.2 km from Budatin Castle. Free WiFi is available .

Penzión Central Park ***

Penzión Central Park ***

Penzión Central Park is located in the centre of Žilina and features its own wellness centre with an indoor pool, steam room and Finnish sauna.

Hotel Grand ***

Hotel Grand ***

The Hotel Grand is situated in a car-free zone right in the historic centre of Žilina. It offers a modern spa area and free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel.

Hotel KNM & Cafebar

Hotel KNM & Cafebar

Hotel KNM & Cafebar is set in Kysucké Nové Mesto, 39 km from Wisła and 49 km from Szczyrk. The hotel has a sun terrace and sauna, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Koliba Pod Skalami

Koliba Pod Skalami

Featuring free WiFi, Koliba Pod Skalami offers accommodation in Súľov-Hradná. Martin is 27 km away. Free private parking is available on site.

Horský Hotel Kľak

Horský Hotel Kľak

Featuring free WiFi and a sun terrace, Horský Hotel Kľak offers pet-friendly accommodation in Kľačno. The hotel has ski-to-door access and a ski school, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

Thermal Swimming Pool Laura Rajecké Teplice

Thermal Swimming Pool Laura Rajecké Teplice

You can bathe in the Laura thermal spa in two swimming pools, from which one is for the children. The water temperature is 20 - 26oC. The area also offers mini-golf, beach volley, restaurants and snack bars with fast food. A parking lot is nearby.

Spa Rajecké Teplice

Spa Rajecké Teplice

The Aphrodite Spa Rajecké Teplice is situated amid the scenic natural surroundings of the Malá Fatra and Strážovské Hills. The Spa offers healing thermal water with a temperature of 38°C, whose beneficial effects have been known since the fourteenth century. It contains calcium and magnesium ions and is especially good for the locomotor system, neurological diseases, occupational diseases, and drinking cures.

Thermal Pool Veronika in Rajec

Thermal Pool Veronika in Rajec

The facility includes eight pools that suit the needs of all kinds of visitors, with the swimming pool being the largest of them, as it is 50 metres long, 21 metres wide and 1.8 metres deep. The centre also features a car park, a wide selection of snacks, sports (beach volleyball, mini golf, table tennis and basketball) and amenities for children (a water slide, a number of slides, jungle gyms and a sand pit).

Golf park Rajec

Golf park Rajec

V krásnom prostredí Rajeckej doliny, medzi obcami Veľká Čierna a Malé Lednice, sa nachádza 9 jamkové golfové ihrisko s krytým driving range, klubovým domom a kvalitnými cvičnými plochami. Ihrisko bolo otvorené v roku 2008 a Žilinsko–rajecký golfový klub, ktorý na ňom pôsobí, má v súčasnosti 370 členov. Ihrisko je vzdialené len 5 km od mesta Rajec smerom na Považskú Bystricu.

The Memorial of the French Partisans near Strečno

The Memorial of the French Partisans near Strečno

Fierce fights for the strategic gap of the Váh and the mountain range Malá Fatra near Strečno in the north-west of Slovakia took place between the German army and the partisans of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP). A memorial was built on the hill Zvonica to commemorate the dead heroes.

Starý hrad

Starý hrad

Hrad sa vyníma na lesnom pozadí v Domašínskom meandri Váhu povyše hradu Strečno. Na Považí patril tento hrad medzi najstaršie. Pôvodne sa nazýval hrad Varín. Svoj dnešný názov "Starý hrad" získal po výstavbe a sprevádzkovaní hradu Strečno.

Synagogue in Žilina

Synagogue in Žilina

The synagogue of the Orthodox Jewish community was built in 1927 according to plans of an unknown author.

Považie Gallery of Art

Považie Gallery of Art

The Považie Gallery of Art was founded in 1976, followings its separation from the Považie Museum. In the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, its regularly-held exhibitions focused mainly on contemporary Slovak drawing. The gallery is managed by the Žilina Self-governing Region.

Žilina Town Theatre

Žilina Town Theatre

Mestské divadlo Žilina sídli v budove, ktorá bola postavená ako Reprezentačný dom Žiliny v rokoch 1942-1944 podľa projektov moravsko-nemeckého architekta Ota Reichnera. Stavba nesie znaky talianskeho neoklasicizmu a pôvodne sa v nej nachádzali kultúrne priestory, cirkevná škola a honosná radná sieň.

Kostol Najsvätejšej Trojice (Katedrálny chrám)

Kostol Najsvätejšej Trojice (Katedrálny chrám)

Je najvýznamnejším a najstarším objektom v meste. S veľkou pravdepodobnosťou v blízkosti a na mieste dnešného kostola stál od 13. storočia hrad, o čom máme písomné správy od roku 1318 do roku 1454.

Puppet Theatre Žilina

Puppet Theatre Žilina

Bábkové divadlo Žilina je najstaršie profesionálne bábkové divadlo na Slovensku. V roku 2015 oslávuje 65 rokov existencie.

Museum of Považie in Žilina

Museum of Považie in Žilina

The Museum of Považie in Žilina is situated in the premises of the Budatín Castle on the northern outskirts of Žilina.

Events Around

FATS JAZZ BAND

V rámci XXV. ročníka Vrútockej hudobnej jari sa 3. mája v kultúrnej sále Kriváň, predstaví Vrútočanom dobre známy a obľúbený orchester FATS JAZZ BAND. Tento krát si pre Vás pripravili česko-slovenský koncert zložený z najkrajších evergreenov 30-tych a 40-tych rokov z repertoáru F. K. Veselého, Janka Blaha, Viery Rackovej, R.A.Dvorského, Inky Zemánkovej, Jiřiny Salačovej či Arnošta Kafku.