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.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Sat 26 Nov 09:30 - 17:00
  • Sun 27 Nov 09:30 - 17:00
  • Mon 28 Nov closed
  • Tue 29 Nov closed
  • Wed 30 Nov closed
  • Thu 01 Dec closed
  • Fri 02 Dec closed

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Opening times: (03/22/2022 - 05/01/2022)

  • 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

Easter Monday: (04/18/2022) 09:30 - 17:00

Liberation Day: (04/25/2022) 09:30 - 17:00

Opening times: (05/03/2022 - 11/06/2022)

  • 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

Feast of the Assumption: (08/15/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Opening times: (11/08/2022 - 12/16/2022)

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

Opening times: (12/17/2022 - 01/08/2023)

  • 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: (12/25/2022) closed

Boxing Day: (12/26/2022) 09:30 - 17:00

New Year: (01/01/2023) closed

Admission

Ticket: € 7.00
Reduced ticket: € 5.00 - elderly (over 65), groups over 15 visitors
"Young" ticket: € 4.00 (from 15 to 26 years)

Free entrance: Children up to 14 years old (with an identity document), persons with disabilities, Trentino Guest Card

More information

Barriers for wheelchair users exist. in this case we suggest to contact the museum (+39 0461 492811 / +39 0461 233770 - education@buonconsiglio.it). For wheelchair users and their company the entrance is free.

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