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Varazdin (The Old Castle)

Strossmayerovo setaliste 7, Varazdin 42000, Croatia
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Ranked #2 of 11 attractions in Varazdin
Type: Castles
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Varazdin, Croatia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The castle is a gem. It offers a great collection of artefacts dating back to the origins of the town of Varaždin and the surrounding region, it has a nice collection of weapons and shields, as well as a set of rooms decorated in various historic styles according to historic periods. A stroll around the castle provides a nice vista... More

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Varazdin, Croatia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Picturesque from the outside with green surroundings, perfect for photographers, families or romantic walks! Also, an interesting museum inside the castle.

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scottsdale, arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Amazing but true. In the 1200's started as a fort against Saracens. Up to a few years ago a stately family home. Collections of porcelain, ancient glass, and very good furniture. And the town is perfectly charming. Not even 10 dollars about for a visit. Such thick walls. And lovely garden too.

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Halifax west yorkshire England
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80 reviews 80 reviews
9 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Varazdin is a beautiful picture postcard place. It's about an hour by car from Central Zagreb and easily reached. The toll motorway cost us £2:60 one way. I'm surprised there isn't much more mentioned about this place and it's nice squares churches and traffic free zones. It's very cheap too. A coffee and a coke in the old square were... More

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India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Castle is an old well kept property. The garden around the castle is a beauty. Feel very peaceful being around there. If crossing Varazdin a must visit.

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Varazdin, Croatia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Not just the Old Castle, but whole city center Varazdin is beatiful place to see.It's nice place with a few little squares, baroque buildings and beautiful churches. The Old Castle is museum with very well preserved old items. When possible ,visit Varazdin in last two weeks in August and be part of "Špancirfest". Varazdin cemetery is allso must see .

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Varazdin located about an hour’s drive from capital Zagreb, is a must see baroque gem! Visitors may opt to travel via bus and/or train, and travel times are slightly longer. The city center with its cluster of squares, baroque buildings, beautiful churches and its own renown castle, is a must see. I visited in December 2012, and while it was... More

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Varazdin, Croatia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

It's really nice place definitely worth of seeing it. Take a tour around the castle but check also museum inside. Walk around during clear day and don't miss it when lights are on during the night. Romantic and really special :).

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Los Angeles
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179 reviews 179 reviews
75 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

So, why go to Varazdin? It is Croatia's old capital and a wonderful little town. We had been in Zagreb for a little over a week and traveled to Varazdin as an outing away from the city. The tour we traveled with was small and drove along the highway for a bit, but then went on small roads to get... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The castle is a nice one and right on the edge of a very scenic town.

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