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Summer events at Strečno Castle

THE CENTRAL Slovak castle of Strečno has promised several new attractions for this summer’s Gastronomy Days. The culture manager of the Považie Museum in Žilina, Adriana Brziaková, who also administers Strečno told the TASR newswire that several events, including those for children, have been added. “Specialties this year will be ghost tours, medieval games, jousting and the like.”

THE CENTRAL Slovak castle of Strečno has promised several new attractions for this summer’s Gastronomy Days. The culture manager of the Považie Museum in Žilina, Adriana Brziaková, who also administers Strečno told the TASR newswire that several events, including those for children, have been added. “Specialties this year will be ghost tours, medieval games, jousting and the like.”

Strečno Castle opened on April 1 with the exhibition Magic Beauty of the Stone and Crystal from the geology collections of the Považie Museum.

“I would divide the season at Strečno into three parts,” Brziaková said. ”Exhibitions including such artists as Marek Holeš and Zdeno Horecký, expositions, including one on alchemy and another on medieval torture, and event programmes.”

The castle, on the busy road between Žilina and Martin, offers a rich collection of exhibits and maps, models, drawn castle designs and includes a chapel devoted to the legacy of local saint Žofia Bosniaková.

Last year 62,000 people visited the castle, the most in its 15 years as a tourist attraction.

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