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Zajezda

April 2, 2010 by  
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Zajezda

Zajezda Baroque castle was built by the ancient Croatian noble family Patačić in mid 18th century, when family Patačić left his medieval fortress Milengrad. Zajezda is located in the southerl slopes of the hill Ivanščica slightly below Milengrad, in the eastern part in the Croatian Zagorje, north-east of Zlatar, between Budinščina and Zajezda. In early […]

Veliki Tabor

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Veliki Tabor

Veliki Tabor, 333 meters above the sea level for centuries keeps the watch over Croatian Zagorje. Once, long ago in medieval and Renaisance times, it was the most western point of the fortification system that was spread to Ivanščica eastern slopes and included the fortifications: Mali Tabor, Kostelgrad, Gorica, Cesargrad, Lobor-grad, Oštrc, Pusta Bela, Milengrad, […]

Sveti Kriz Zacretje

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Sveti Kriz Zacretje

Dominatly located on an elevated platou, in the middle of the settlement, the castle in Sv. Križ Začretje overlooks the vally of the Krapina river and the main road of Zagorje. Emerged at the turn from Baroqu, bears the carateristics of late Baroque classicism. It was built in several stages during the 18th century. Belong […]

Stubicki Golubovec

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Stubicki Golubovec

In the history of Croatian Zagorje and of Donja Stubica – Susedgrad estate, Donja Stubica left a distinctive mark, largely due to Matija Gubec and peasant uprisings in 1573., but also because of their castles and manors of which in the Stubica region there was quit a lot. The castle was built by Regina Drašković […]

Poznanovec

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Poznanovec

In the Krapina river valley, half way between Bedekovčina and Zlatar Bistrica, Poznanovec castle was built in the turn from the 18th into the 19th century

Oroslavje Donje

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Oroslavje Donje

There are very few villages in Croatian Zagorje which had two castles. For example, the village Bella has two castles, one beside the other. One from 17th century and the other from 18th century, and they belonged to the same family. In Oroslavje, there are two castles as well, three hundred meters apart. Their Baroque […]

Miljana

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Miljana

The castle Miljana, domicil of the old noble family Ratkaj is, without doubt, the most picturesque castle in the Croatian Zagorje. It is located near Veliki Tabor, on a hill near Sutla river, a dozen miles north of Kumrovec. Miljana is now an unavoidable tourist point of Croatian Zagorje.

Marija Bistrica

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Marija Bistrica

Not far from Marija Bistrica, on the road to Zlatar Bistrica, hidden from view by gardens, there is this beautiful castle in which the family of Baron Hellenbach lives. This is one of the few casle in Croatian Zagorje in which they managed to keep the continuity of life and fully perseved the interior as […]

Loborgrad

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Loborgrad

On the right, in the direction to Ivanščica, on the rifle range near the main road a Mansion of the aristocratic perfection is the yellow house proud and sheltered under the hills in the calm of the intimate motionless pines. It is Lobor, Keglevićs’ old house, so about this castle A.G.Matoš wrote in the story […]

Gornja Stubica

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Gornja Stubica

Gornja Stubica is located on the nothern slopes of the mountain Medvednica, crossing the gentle hills to the valley of the river Toplica. Mentioned in the 13th century. The castle was built in 1756. There is a Museum of peasant rebellions since 1973.; in the vicinity of the castle is a monument of the sculptor […]

Gorica

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Gorica

In Kostelska fertile valley between Pregrada and Krapinske Toplice, the old Croatian nobility Keglević owned castles Bežanec, Dubrava and Gorica, and also the old medieval Kostelgrad just above Pregrada. Gorica and Lobor were the main domicile of the family Keglević. Gorica castle was built in late 16th century. Today the castle is privately owned by […]

Bezanec

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Bezanec

The castle and park in Bežanac, not far from Pregrada, are on a small hill near the creek Plemenščina, where Kostelska valley can be seen. The castle was built in the 18th century as a two-storey four-wing building with inner courtjard. The castle belongs to the first category of monuments. The approach to it is […]

Rasinja

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Rasinja

Rasinja is located ten miles of Koprivnica. Not far from highway through Podravina (i.e. along Drave river valley) connecting the cities of the nothern Croatia (from Varaždin on the west to Osijek on the East). Rasinja with its cultural and historical monuments is located half way between Ludbreg and Koprivnica, on the first slopes of […]

Gornja Rijeka

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Gornja Rijeka

Gornja Rijeka is the village below Kalnik mountain, north-west of Križevci, from ancient times on the boundary between Križevac County and Varaždin County, and belonged to the one and to the other. However, Gornja Rijeka much longer belonged to the Varaždin County. Gornja Rijeka is known by the medieval towns of Mali Kalnik and not […]

Durdevac

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Durdevac

Đurđevac managed to create and preserve their cultural and historical identity based on a medieval fortress which is preserved until today, on the tradition of Krajina Headquarters from 16th to 19th century and perhaps on the moste famous legend about «Picoki-people». The medievel fortress, now called Old Town, was the feudal sead in its early […]

Veliki Bukovec

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Veliki Bukovec

The most eastern of all castles of Croatian Zagorje is the castle in Veliki Bukovec. This region is no longer Croatian Zagorje, but Ludbreška Podravina. Veliki Bukovec is located in the plain, about ten kilometers north-east of Ludbreg, between the rivers Plitvica and Bednja. Castle in Veliki Bukovec was built in the period from 1745. […]

Varazdin Stari Grad

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Varazdin Stari Grad

The Old Town Varaždin has a long and rich history, as the Varaždin city itself. The Old Town is an example of development of the war architecture. It experienced the highest historical rise in the 16th century though its history is much older. Since 1925. in the Old Town Varazdin there is a Museum of […]

Trakoscan

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Trakoscan

The most famous and the most visited castle in Croatian Zagorje is Trakošćan. We remember it mostly from the school and family trips during hollidays and weekends. We remember it by its owners, family Drašković, beside family Zrinski the most popular noble family from the feudal era. We remember it also as the incarnation of […]

Opeka

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Opeka

Castle Opeka got the name by the brick (opeka =brick), because bricks were produced nearby the castle. There were very few castles in Croatian Zagorje which didn’t have garedns, but the castle Opeka is the extreeme oposite. Next to the caste there is a park like no other in Croatian Zagorje. What makes Opeka interesting […]

Marusevec

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Marusevec

The castle in Maruševec was mantioned in 1547. as a brick house. It was the property of the family Vragović. The last owner was the family Pongratz, who left to Austia in 1945. After that, the castle was used by Ivanec municipalities for some time.  Since 1969. the castle was taken in care by the […]

Luznica

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Luznica

At the turn of Sava vally to Marijagorica hills, west of Zaprešić, Lužnica is one of the most picuresque castles of the Croatian Zagorje. Spacious park hides the castle which is visible from a distance. Great grain fields between the road and the park emphasises the impressive picture of the castle even more. The castle […]

Ludbreg

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Ludbreg

Barouque-classicist palace complex and farm buildings in Ludbreg is moste marked and most presigious urban area. The core of the noble estates are three-storey mantion and two farm buildings south of it, forming a central hall. Architectural ansemble of the estate continued in the axis of the castle to the north in the homesteat area. […]

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