Podsreda Castle

Podsreda, Slovenia

Podsreda Castle dates to around 1150 and is probably the best-preserved example of secular Romanesque architecture in Slovenia. It features a typical 12th-century defensive tower (keep), a Romanesque chapel, and two wings from about the same period. The orderly, rectangular plan is also typical of the late Romanesque period.

Over the years the castle has seen many owners. Though neglected after the Second World War, the castle has since undergone extensive renovation work, starting in 1983. During the renovation numerous forgotten and neglected features where rediscovered, among them some Romanesque double windows, the chiselled frames of windows and doors and the remains of paintings. It is open during the summer months and a popular setting for weddings.



Your name


Founded: c. 1150
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia


4.7/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

RudeCatStudio Cieszyn (6 months ago)
Full of culture and rich Slovenian history in a magnificent scenery
Matej Grgecic (8 months ago)
Nice service, a lot of interesting things to see inside the castle.
Katja Altintas (12 months ago)
Very nice castle. Giving good entertainment for kids and adults by buying extra activity Treasure hunt. Recommending.
Konstantin G (16 months ago)
Very nice castle, placed on hills. There is just amazing road to there that running through a forest. But pay attention that it closes pretty early.
Jernej Vidmar (Nejc) (2 years ago)
Great experience! Lots of content (not just medival related). But be aware - hunt for treasure is so engaging your kids might not be interested in learning it all :-)
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

La Hougue Bie

La Hougue Bie is a Neolithic ritual site which was in use around 3500 BC. Hougue is a Jèrriais/Norman language word meaning a \'mound\' and comes from the Old Norse word haugr. The site consists of 18.6m long passage chamber covered by a 12.2m high mound. The site was first excavated in 1925 by the Société Jersiaise. Fragments of twenty vase supports were found along with the scattered remains of at least eight individuals. Gravegoods, mostly pottery, were also present. At some time in the past, the site had evidently been entered and ransacked.

In Western Europe, it is one of the largest and best preserved passage graves and the most impressive and best preserved monument of Armorican Passage Grave group. Although they are termed \'passage graves\', they were ceremonial sites, whose function was more similar to churches or cathedrals, where burials were incidental.