Murska Sobota Castle
Murska Sobota Castle, together with the park, is an important center of cultural and social life in the city. Since 1956, the Pomurje Museum Murska Sobota as a central regional museum, which operates the museum as a civil service for the 27 municipalities of the Pomurje region, has its seat in the castle.
Murska Sobota Castle was first mentioned in 1255 as Bel Mura. Since 1365 it has belonged to the Széchy family, who built in the 16th
century a Renaissance chateau with four corner towers and side wings which had a courtyard and entrance on the north side. With its present name it was first mentioned in 1478 as Castello Mwrayzombath in sources. Renaissance elements are preserved in the stone window frames and portal arch on the north side. In 1687 the castle became the property of Peter Szapáry. Then the municipality Murska Sobota finally bought it in 1934 from his descendants. Baroque elements date back to the 18th
century and can be found on the north façade, in the arcade courtyard, in the chapel and in the Grand Salon which is decorated in illusionistic style. The eastern portal with atlases and the balustrade balcony was built at the end of the 19th
century. The nine-hectare castle park dates back to the Baroque period - today's city park, which was planted as an English garden in the 18th
In the Pomurje Museum Murska Sobota are a permanent exhibition about the life of the people of the Mur - from the first settlement to today, various thematic exhibitions and a selection from the museums collection are on display. The museum offer is supplemented with workshops and various programs for children and adults. There is also a museum shop with exquisite products available. In addition to the museum, visitors can visit the Cultural and Youth Club (MIKK) with its café and gallery.
The walking and learning path (Soboška zelena pout) and the artificial pond in the magnificently landscaped castle park are popular meeting places for young and old. But also in the castle courtyard, on the square in front of the castle and the connected green areas, residents and tourist guests enjoy their time from spring to autumn.
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Murska Sobota Castle
Summer opening hours (March-November):
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am- 1:00pm, Sunday 2:00-6:00pm
Closed on Mondays.
Winter opening hours (November-March):
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Closed Sunday and Monday.