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Trakoscan Castle (Dvor Trakoscan)

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Address: Trakoscan 42254, Croatia
Phone Number: 042 79 64 22
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Description: A 19th-century restoration of a 13th-century castle.
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Unique experience, beautiful place to visit

The castle is really great, nature and lake around it are stunning, but my impressions are that it needs renovation and more restaurants, souvenir-shops where you could take a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The castle is really great, nature and lake around it are stunning, but my impressions are that it needs renovation and more restaurants, souvenir-shops where you could take a break, eat and buy something.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Nice castle, It has a variety of authentic furniture, weapons, art from 15th to 19th century. Castle is placed on top of a hill, surounded with high walls. From watchtower you have beautifull view on lake and surounding forests.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Trakoscan Castle sits on a small hill amongst the Croatian countryside. It is impressive to see it standing there, the walk up to the castle is through a leafy path then onto the roadway that circles the building. Each room has been preserved to highlight the history and to show how the castle was used when people lived there.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The castle is nice, but most of the time you can spend in the park, visiting lakes and forests. In the summer you can visit the lake by boat and pedal boats. It is also great for a picnic.

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Split, Croatia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Well preserved medieval castle with lots of items from different historical periods. Each room tells different story: art room, room with hunting trophies, arsenal, .. Great place for whole family. Like in fairy tale, castle is situated on a beautiful lake with promenade all around.

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Veszprem, Hungary
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11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Epic medieval castle with all the romantic stuff and views. Nice lake. Lots of spots for photographers. Also pedalo can be rent. Hey, take care: the lake next to the castle is really octopus-sahped and first it cheats you and seem to be just a short walk to get walked around. Indeed it takes almost two hours to walk around... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Trakoscan castle came directly from fairytale. It is well maintained and really beautiful. You can feel presence of medieval nobility. Unfortunately on occasion of my visit it wasn't possible to rent audio guide, but if you would be offered take it.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Trakoscan castle is part of the croatian history, that you have to visit if you are travelling in that part of the country. It is placed on a hill and it has the most beautiful view over the forest park with the lake. The ticket price, as i remember was 4 euros, but you get discount if you are a... More 

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Kastel Novi, Croatia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It is thought that in the distant past the castle on the rocky peak of the hill looked amazingly like a dragon, and that the name was formed from drako (derived from draco, Latin for dragon), and stayn (German stein or stone). It is a cultural estate, a protected historical site consisting of the castle, the buildings below the castle,... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We visited Trakoscan Castle as part of the Back-Roads Touring Co “Flavours of Northern Croatia & Slovenia” tour. It’s an impressive 13th century castle on top a hill and it dominates the surrounding valleys. The views from the ramparts are spectacular and every room is full of history in the form of furniture, costumes, paintings and photographs. The armoury and... More 

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