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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)

Trakoscan 42254, Croatia
042 79 64 22
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Trakoscan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, History Museums
Description: A 19th-century restoration of a 13th-century castle.
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Zagreb, Croatia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Trakošćan castle is one of the best preserved castles in Croatia, and a breathtaking sight to visit and remember. Castle is placed on a small hill with medieval type of fortification, and next to a lake in Hrvatsko Zagorje region, known for green hills and happy people. It was a residence of famous noble family Drašković. The family is responsible... More

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Zagreb, Croatia
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The most beautifull castle in Croatia, well preserved and well kept. Situated in the northern part of Hrvatsko Zagorje region. It originates from the Burg- a defense tower built on the hill to controll the borders and roads back in 13th century. Renovated few times, enlarged by itsl owner framily Draskovic who lived there from 17th century till the end... More

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Varazdin, Croatia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have to say thank you so much to people from "Hostel Party" in Zagreb for organizing us this trip to Trakoscan castle. They didn't have this in their tours offer, but still made us best deals and organized whole trip. And some trip it was. So much beautiful sights we've visited, and pictures we took. U must visit!

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Glenlyon, Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We meandered along the country lanes from Krapinske Toplice and were greeted by this beautiful castle on top of a hill, surrounded by huge, majestic trees. It was quite a steep walk up but the views were worth it and grandmothers did it! We paid a modest admission fee and were given information for reference. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience,... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a really nice place. The surroundings are nice to walk (the park around the castle). the castle itself has several floors and each of the rooms is left decorated in a different style. One of the rare castles in Croatia that is restored and opened to the public. A must see!

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Pula, Istarska, Croatia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Visit this beautiful castle is a real pleasure Castle is very nice and well maintained inside and out and you will surely spend wonderful moments. I recommend a visit in the spring and summer because then you can stroll and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding nature trail.

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Rome, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We went on Christmas Day because most things in Zagreb were closed. It is over an hour drive from Zagreb. They do have nice collections of furnishings and weapons, but the tower was closed when we were there so we really didn't see any stunning views. Walking the grounds may be an option on a nicer day, but it was... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Just one hour north of Zagreb--and worth the drive. The castle is nicely restored with furnishings and many open rooms for viewing. The grounds, including a large lake and walking path around it, are simply gorgeous. The audio guide is very informative about the castle and its rooms. Perhaps the best part is that very few visitors tour the castle,... More

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Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Trakoscan is a lovely and well maintained castle. Surprisingly uncrowded, the only visitors it had when I was there was a school bus full of kids with a strict looking teacher. Getting to Trakoscan was the trickiest part for me since there is not much information on bus timetables. Once sorted out though, it was pretty easy. I took a... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Drove to castle from Plitvicka National Park and enjoyed the self guided tour through the castle. Followed this with a walk down to the lake for photos looking back at the castle. This is a magnificent castle perched on a hill overlooking the valley. Only thing that spoils the view is an ugly hotel built nearby. After our visit we... More

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