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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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Very informative, stories written in both english and croatian and a great place to learn about local history which goes back centuries. Beautiful scenery and views of the area and a wonderful little bar/tavern right on the lake below the castle. Reasonable admission as well. Recommended!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

it is indeed nice place for walking, but gastronomical offer is not so good. If you wish to have decent coffe, it is more like you are back in 16th century.........

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Zagreb, Croatia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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West Bend, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
4 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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