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Varazdin (The Old Castle)

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Address: Strossmayerovo setaliste 7, Varazdin 42000, Croatia
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Super pleasant hangout

Beautiful old castle, renewed to look even prettier. Surrounded by a moat and walkway, loads of elevated places from which you can scour all of Varazdin, and plenty of benches to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Varazdin, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful old castle, renewed to look even prettier. Surrounded by a moat and walkway, loads of elevated places from which you can scour all of Varazdin, and plenty of benches to sit on. There are no places to buy food or drinks at inside the castle area, but all the vendors are mere steps away so it's not a problem.... More 

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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Being in the junction of ancient trading routes, the castle was built in the 15th century in defense against Turks, but remodeled several times by the noble families who owned it. Last by the Erõdy family, who sold it 1925 to the city for a municipal museum. The displays in this museum reflect the cultural history of central Europe in... More 

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Cottonwood, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This castle is open to the public and provides a good look back at what life was like in earlier times. The rooms were well done in period pieces, and there were plenty of costumes, and weaponry to look at. the museum takes up all three floors so there are lots of nooks and crannies to explore. We spent a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is a lovely castle, viewed from outside, just like what one finds from postcards and photos.It was rather unfortuante that visiting the town on a Sunday afternoon, the castle was closed and we could not visit the inside; so I cannot give this a higher rating to do it justice. However,the medieval town itself with its well preserved baroque... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The old castle was definitely the highlight of our visit to Varazdin! The building is simply beautiful, and we were amazed by the size of its collection. There were many more rooms to explore than we realized! There is not much information in English, but it is fun to explore the different eras that are represented throughout the displays, especially... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I was surprised that castle (indoor) is closed on Saturday from 1pm and on Sunday. It also true for other sites in Croatia and not convenient when one is here for business and wants to visit museums or historic sites on weekend. However it worth to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Castle is very beautifle, it's worth to visit it. I have been last year and there are many interesting things that you can see.

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Sikkim, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Castle is a nestled atop a hill, maintained well for its antiquity and historicity that is intricately tied to this city. Visit is even more interesting due to the curious little bunch of kids who are trying to assimilate their historical moorings....

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

not the best. Did not feel very welcome. Best to see the castle form the outside, the inside not very interesting/good. Not everything is in English. Recommend to walk through town, people are lovely. Or drive around

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Don't miss the castle, the centerpiece of Varazdin. Inside this historic building are some excellent museum displays.

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