Považská Bystrica is a town in northwestern Slovakia. It is located on the Váh.The city lies amidst the spectacular surroundings of the Považie region. Považská Bystrica is a young town that i gradually undergoing reconstruction, but wherever you look, you see magnificent natural resources and traces of history. The 13th century Považský castle is closely tied to the town´s past. The greatest architectural curiosity of Považská Bystrica is the absence of a historical core, what is the result of a complete clearance of historical buildings that started in 1966. The concentrate of the previous era is giving way to modern.