Rajecká Lesná

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Rajecká Lesná

Rajecká Lesná is a village and municipality in Žilina District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.


In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1474. Rajecka Lesna has been a place of pilgrimage since the 15th century. The greatest pilgrimage takes place on September 8, the feast of Virgin Mary's Nativity.


The municipality lies at an altitude of 513 metres and covers an area of 39.264 km². It has a population of about 1300 people.

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Coordinates: 49°03′N 18°39′E / 49.050°N 18.650°E / 49.050; 18.650