castel stenico
castel stenico

Castel Stenico

Since time immemorial Stenico has featured an ancient castle, once known as a great social venue by the local aristocracy.

High above the village of Stenico in the Giudicarie valley towers Castel Stenico, one of the oldest castles all over the region and of utmost strategic importance.

Its history is inextricably linked with the past of the prince bishops of Trento, who owned the castle until the 18th century. When in the 18th century the country was occupied by Napoleon and its troops, the castle began to decay and decline. In 1975 the castle was finally handed over to the authorities of Trento. Since then it has been hosting exhibitions, competitions of modern art and photography as well as archeological collections.

A mighty wall surrounds the castle in the south, while in the north an outer courtyard secludes the building. Opposite to the outer courtyard, there is the Palazzo Romanico. While the so-called Torre della Fame, the tower of hunger, is the oldest part of the castle, the S. Martino chapel with its precious romanic frescoes dates back to the 13th century. Definitely worth seeing is also a hall called Sala del Camino Nero. Also worth seeing inside is the important archaeological section of local history, an exhibition of furniture, frescoes, weapons and ancient tools from the collections of the Museo Castello del Buonconsiglio in Trento, to which Castel Stenico belongs.

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Opening times

  • Mon 02 Aug closed
  • Tue 03 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 04 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 05 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 06 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 07 Aug 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08 Aug 10:00 - 18:00

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Opening times: (05/15/2021 - 11/07/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

All Saints' Day (11/01/2021) 09:30 - 17:00

Opening times: (11/09/2021 - 04/30/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 17:00

Monday, 6th December (12/06/2021) 09:30 - 18:00

Opening times: (12/18/2021 - 01/09/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:30 - 17:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 17:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 17:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 09:30 - 17:00

Christmas (12/25/2021) closed

New Year (01/01/2022) closed

Admission

Ticket: € 7.00 - 50% discount with Euregio2PlusTicket
Reduced ticket: € 5.00 - elderly (over 65), groups over 15 visitors
"Young" ticket: € 4.00 (from 15 to 26 years)
children up to 15 years: free

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Barriers for wheelchair users exist. in this case we suggest to contact the museum. For wheelchair users and their company the entrance is free.

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