• Zámok 108/9, Bytča
The time required is approx. 40 minutes.
The time required is approx. 40 minutes.

One of the most important Renaissance monuments not only in Slovakia, but also in the whole of Central Europe is the Wedding Palace, which is part of the chateau complex in Bytča. It is situated in the center of the village. It was built by palatine Juraj Thurzo and was intended primarily for the weddings of his daughters.

At present, the whole building is managed by the Považské Museum in Žilina, which also has its permanent exhibitions:

  • The Wedding Palace in Bytča - Central European jewel - a permanent exhibition on the history of the palace.

  • HUNGARIAN PALATINE JURAJ TURZO - Renaissance man - reminds of his Renaissance personality.

  • UNESCO monuments in Slovakia - banner exhibition informing about the monuments of Slovakia registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Scholarship of Transport Fund Support Material - more than 400 pieces of documentation available, mainly concerning rail transport.

The landmark of the chateau complex is the Renaissance Bytča Chateau, which was built on the site of a water castle. The castle was built by František Thurzo, father of Juraj Thurzo. Today, there are exhibitions in the chateau and there is also the State Regional Archive.

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