This castle cannot be compared to magnificent buildings and interiors one can find in Vienna but even so, it is charming and majestic in its own way; even more taken in account the usual state of the castles in Croatia.
The castle and the surrounding wooded park with a large lake constitute a protected cultural estate in an area of 87 hectares. The castle itself was built as a small medieval fortress in the 13/14th century but as it frequently changed owners, it had been expanded and renovated several times.
Today it houses a museum featuring items from the period of Renaissance to Historicism.
If you want a complete experience of the museum, I recommend the audio guide. It's incomparably better than just walking and reading from the posts. You will learn many interesting facts about history and the way of life of the wealthy families of Croatia.
After some 2 hours in the castle, take a stroll around the lake beneath it. But be warned, the lake doesn't look big but it has many curves and you should plan at least 2-3 hours. Spot butterflies, frogs, fish; admire the lotus flowers; enjoy the fresh air. If you're lucky, maybe you can even see a fox as we did! The alternative is to rent a pedal boat and see it all from another perspective. We tried both options and didn't regret it.
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