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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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Zagreb, Croatia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautifull and well kept building in original ambience. Museum keeps the memory of 19th century life-style.

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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

I have wanted to visit Varaždin ever since I saw it on a poster, in Australia. It was just as I imagined but better still because there were no crowds of tourists , just very pleasant locals. I loved how one can stroll the grounds of the castle and soak up the atmosphere . It was easy to imagine the... More

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

It has somewhat decent collection of old firearms, so if you like that, it is good. Also, it has several rooms that are nicely preserved and displayed (17,18th century). The outside is much nicer than the inside.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Varazdin is full of history and this place just radiates it. This castle is very well preserved and it takes you back in past. All artifacts, history books and stories give you an insight how important this city was in Croatian's past and how important this area was in fighting for integrity of country.

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Varazdin, Croatia
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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81 helpful votes 81 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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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
2 reviews
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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