Things to do in Zilina

Top Things to Do in Zilina

Things to Do in Zilina

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  • Larry Thees
    New York City, NY517 contributions
    It is considered to be the second largest castle in Slovakia and is located at 664 m between the villages of Lietava and Lietavská Svinná. Its origins date from the late 13th century. The castle was most likely built by the Balaš family. In the 15th century, the Bebeks expanded the castle northeastwards. At the end of the 15th century, the owner of the castle was Pavel Kiniži, who oversaw its most extensive rebuilding. The last major owner of the castle was the Hungarian palatine George Thurzo, at the beginning of the 17th century.
    Written 20 November 2021
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  • Bleaklow
    Sheffield, UK63 contributions
    A museum with a rich and varied collection that is well worth the visit if you have a spare afternoon, it is situated in a scenic park which presents a pleasant place to relax and unwind.
    Written 7 April 2019
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  • Michal_Macek
    Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia108 contributions
    nice square in old center town Zilina with shops and restaurant, sometimes thera are town atraction, nice plase for take a break in Zilina
    Written 20 July 2020
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  • Mária K
    5 contributions
    This church is worth of seeing and not only for its beautiful architectonical structure. If you are looking for some quite place this church is what your are looking for.
    Written 18 June 2018
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  • Larry Thees
    New York City, NY517 contributions
    The Stations program consists of festivals, performances, concerts, screenings, exhibitions, workshops, residency programs for young artists, a café, etc. The station still serves as a waiting room for passengers on the route Žilina - Rajec. The result is a combination of cultural, educational and social activities with space for the public.
    Written 21 November 2021
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  • AndRej2258
    Zilina, Slovakia18 contributions
    Very nice exposition and pleasant interpretation. Perfect nad nice library services and a helpful librarian!
    Written 17 November 2021
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  • AndRej2258
    Zilina, Slovakia18 contributions
    Wonderful! Great approach. You will find out a lot of information. And you will experience something indescribable.
    Written 17 November 2021
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  • EvaF2Eva
    Weissenburg in Bayern, Germany4,840 contributions
    Compared to Marianske square seems Hlinka square a bit boring - big large open space with a big screen with non stop advertising nobody watches. But it is just a first glance. If you give it a chance and stop a while you will find it beautiful in fact. First of all it offers breath taking view to the Holy Trinity Cathedral. In its corner very nice fountain can be found, in its centre Andrej Hlinka statue...and of course several places to get something small quick to eat or ice cream. At its north side behind the screen you can get to lovely small park Sady SNP or if you prefer shopping you can visit shopping mall Mirage which has an entrance directly at the square too.
    Written 16 June 2018
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  • AndRej2258
    Zilina, Slovakia18 contributions
    If you are a lover of art as well as history, Rosenfeld Palace is definitely worth a visit. It is one of the most beautiful and one of the largest cultural monuments in the city of Žilina, and various lectures, educational seminars, concerts and exhibitions by various artists and photographers are held here throughout the year. There are even wedding ceremonies. It is located right in the city center, so be sure not to miss it.
    Written 17 November 2021
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  • Darren B
    Most, Czech Republic7 contributions
    very impressed with this shopping center has every shop you would need from groceries to clothes and jewellery
    Written 20 March 2019
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  • ADK022
    Zilina, Slovakia739 contributions
    The Church of St. George, the most westerly situated wooden Gothic sacral building in Slovakia, is located in a suburb of Žilina – Trnové, on a small hill in the middle of a cemetery. It was probably designed and built along similar lines to a church located in Zábrežie in Orava Region.

    The oldest preserved written report on the church of St. George dates back to 1583. It is a one-nave log building with a saddle roof. The short nave has a square layout and a tower, which was later added. At the top of the tower there are two precious bells donated by the mayor of Trnové Judex Mikuláš Trnovský. The larger one bears the inscription VERBVM DOMINI MANET IN AETERNVM ANNO 1604 NICOLAUS TRNOVSKY IUDEX F:C: (let the word of the Lord resound forever), the smaller bell the inscription VERBVM DOMINO IN MANET AETERNVM NICO ANNO 1606. TR. F.C.

    Interior
    The walls of the church, designed by an unknown architect and dating from the mid 17th century, are slatted and decorated with schematic white, red and grey ornaments. Almost all the existing furniture dates from the 18th century, some of which was transferred here in 1720, from the nearby village of Višňové. According to the date on the window grilles, the church was renovated in 1776. The last major renovation took place in 1826. The interior of the church features a baroque altar with a sculpture of St. George, dating from the first third of the18th century. The altar’s polychrome woodcarving is completed at the top by an aureole with two angels. Part of the decoration is an oil painting on canvas featuring St. Anna and the Virgin Mary. Beside the altar there had previously been, a wooden statue of the Immaculata with the child in her arms. The church has been a national cultural monument since 1963 and until 1994, the Church of St. George was operational. In 2011-2012 the church was completely reconstructed.
    Written 19 November 2021
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  • Larry Thees
    New York City, NY517 contributions
    On the initiative of the Mayor Vojtech Tvrdý, a museum was created here in 1942, divided into two parts: the history of the town and its surroundings and an exhibition of tinkers’ craft. The Town Hall became a centre of social life. According to the press at the time, thanks to the museum not only domestic but also foreign visitors used to go there. According to memories of Jozef Nižňanský, most tourists were from Croatia, for whom tinkers’ craft was an entirely unknown concept. The museum was in the town hall until the end of World War II. Later, it briefly served as a museum repository and after 1948, it was transferred to Budatín Castle.
    Written 20 November 2021
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  • Larry Thees
    New York City, NY517 contributions
    They once buried people in them, later stored food, saved Jewish children during the war, and today can be visited by tourists. The pubs under Mariánské náměstí in Žilina are breathtaking with their size and mystery.

    The original burgher cellars under the burgher houses date from the 15th century. Above them is the Church of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle, built by the Jesuits who came here as a recatholic mission in the 17th century.

    Gothic cellars surprise with their size and branching. The original corridors are dark and humid, the stale air in some places illuminates the light from the fans. Some side corridors are covered and no one knows what is behind them. The walls of the cellars were made of stone and slabs, but the wood burned during the fires.

    For twenty years now, a monastery and a church have been cared for by a male Catholic monk - the Order of the Little Capuchin Brothers. The Tourist Information Office was happy to make the cellars available to the public. Catacomb inspections are either with lighting, by candlelight or only with headlights.
    Written 20 November 2021
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  • LuckyDonkey77
    Zilina, Slovakia2 contributions
    Best place in town to have good time. Bar stuff eas excellent. High variety of premium alcohol drinks. We enjoyed live stream of Champions League in HD on biggrest screen in Zilina
    Written 29 April 2016
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