Sztrecsény (today Strecno) castle-fortress was built above river Váh’s valley, overlooking and protecting it in the times of the Hungarian Kingdom.
The first written document comes from year 1384 under “comitatus castri Strechyn” name. It’s turbulent history ended at the end of the 17. century when Lipot I. emperor ordered its bombardment and demolition.
During its turbulent life the fortress had been in possession of many Hungarian noble families, the most notable ones being Pongrác, Kinizsi Pál, Kosztka, Deresfi and Vesselényi.
Today only some parts of the ones large complex had been restored and made available for visitors (Slovakia, Central Europe).