The castle of Beckov


The Caste of Beckov stands on a steep 50 m high rock hill in the Slovak village Beckov. The castle was first mentioned in 1200, when it was owned by the king and later, at the end of the 13th century it was in the hands of Matúš Čák Trenčiansky.

History of Beckov Castle

The history of the Castle of Beckov is the subject of various legends. One of them tells that the origin of the name of the castle was derived from a clown named Becko, for which Duke Stibor had the castle built.

Another legend says that the castle lord threw his servant off the rock because he protected his child from the dog. The servant cursed the Lord before his death and said they would meet in a year and a day. And indeed, exactly after that time, the lord had bitten the snake and fell into the same abyss.

Castle of Beckov is now a national cultural monument and is very well cared for. The place is often visited by tourists, especially in July, when the castle is held festival.

Opening hours at Castle of Beckov

Extensive reconstruction, but especially archaeological research, took place in the 1970s, which made the castle accessible to the general public.

MAY – SEPTEMBER every day 9.00 – 18.00

The castle management reserves the right to adjust the opening hours, restrict the movement of visitors within the castle grounds or close the castle to the public in case of unfavorable weather conditions or in the event of events held in the castle.

The last entrance is always 30 minutes before the castle is closed.

The Castle of Beckov