Starhrad Castle Ruins

Strečno, Slovakia

Starhrad castle was built to protect the old road leading Povazie and it was first mentioned in 1267. The oldest part of the castle was the tower. In the 14th century the castle was in royal hands and some houses and farm buildings were built. Since 1443 it belonged mostly to the Pongracovce family. In the 16th century Starhrad was abandoned and left to decay. By the beginning of the 18th century there lived only guards. During the Second World War German troops fought against the local partisans in the castle area.

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E50, Strečno, Slovakia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Ruins in Slovakia

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Jon Ray (2 years ago)
Great hike up to the castle.. Great views
maquara (2 years ago)
Its a very nice castle. The lady that was guiding us was very informative and funny. It was a pleasant trip. there to many stairs. From the parking lot there are two ways to get to the castle. One is very steep with a lot of stairs and the second one is longer but more pleasant for people with bad knees. There is a great view form the top of the castle.
Tomasz Urbański (2 years ago)
Very nice place. Beautiful landscape. Relatively high price.
Dominika Mináriková (2 years ago)
Nice castle near Zilina. Amazing view from the tower. Ideal for families with children for whole day trip.
Jaroslav Konôpka (2 years ago)
Very nice place, good views to surrounding areas. Old castle including museum and with replica of old village under castle. Suitable to take small kids...
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