Nehaj Castle

Nehaj Castle, Senj: Address, Phone Number, Nehaj Castle Reviews: 4/5

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Janoš
Zagreb, Croatia6 contributions
Aug 2021
Didn't eat there, but the fort itself is impressive with a great view and interesting architecture. It's easy to imagine uskoks of old while walking on walls during the foggy evenings and waiting for Venetian ships to come.
Anyway, educational panels are often only written in Croatian, so I don't really understand how should tourists understand them.
Written August 26, 2021
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD7,934 contributions
Oct 2021
We stopped here on our trip from Rijeka to Senj. This 1558 Nehaj Fortress sits boldly and starkly alone with a commanding view over the Adriatic to Krk Island.
Although it was closed, today’s fine weather also gave nice views of the mountains to the back and historic Senj below.
Written October 29, 2021
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,652 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
Very nice castle at the top of the hill. From the top is a beautiful view of the sea, Senj and nearby islands. Around the castle there are chairs and picnic tables. It is also a good restaurant within the fortress. The atmosphere is unique. Fortress Nehaj in Senj is beautiful and attractive. It has a rich history. It served to defend the Senj border from attacks from the sea and the mainland. Fortress Nehaj, symbol of the town of Senj, was built in 1558 under the supervision of Captain and General of Croatian Military Border Ivan Lenković. It is made up of materials destroyed by churches, monasteries and houses. Impressive building that leaves no one indifferent to anyone. It has a square shape, and it is posible to enter inside thru the wooden bridge. The walls are thick 2-3 m and the top is narrowed to the top and there are five small corner towers. The second floor held a renowned cultural and musical performances and also conferences. Part of Castle is a museum. Extremely interesting.
Written April 20, 2018
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Juricaaaaa
Porec, Istarska, Croatia4 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
Built in 16th century as the place, where Senj Uskoks defended town from Ottoman empire and Venice.
Born and lived in Senj, so I have been visited the place for hundred times. Beautiful wiew to town, mountines and the sea. Walk around at night also recomended.
Written May 27, 2014
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DanielleBene
Whitby, Canada194 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
I'm not sure how much history people delve into when they visit a place like this and say its nothing special. They must just go for the pictures. I thought it was great. With the view, you can also get a great coffee from the konoba in the castle and sit outside on the benches. The history is fascinating though. It's incredible to read about how tough the Uskoks really were. To fight off the Ottoman Turks the way they did. Amazing. Definitely worth a visit especially if you're a history buff. You can also go right to the top of the castle and walk around the top.
Written June 2, 2019
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deejayeh
Kent66 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Average: at this point many will say that there is no reason for a visit. However not everything is above average and this castle is definitely worth a visit. To do so is either a short drive from the town or better a walk up the hill through the park.

There is quite a lot of information in English although not all exhibits are fully translated. The story is told of the Uskoks and how they held out against the forces of East (Turks) and West (Venice) to take their territory. These peoples form the historical group that became the Croatia of today.

The exhibits are over three floors with a roof viewing platform that gives good views over the islands and the town. The lower floor is shared with a restaurant.
Written September 24, 2015
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Marcus D
Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
This was a planned visit. First seen from the pass where Route 23 crosses the mountains coming from Žuta Lokva. Well sign-posted so long as you are not looking for the word 'castle' on the road signs - look for 'Nehaj'.
There is vehicle access right up to the entrance steps (beware - the gravel is so deep, you might wish you had 4-wheel drive!). The surrounding park is well maintained in a natural way - but with the temperature hovering at 35C, we didn't linger outside.
Access to the castle is 'free' if you eat at the restaurant. Otherwise there is an entrance fee.
The exterior may look mundane. The interior is informative.
There are 3 floors of exhibits, which explain the history of the Uskoks and the castle through archeological, weapons of war, clothing, maps and poster displays.
The views from the ramparts are amazing.
The lack of sail yachts in both the harbour of Senj and at sea is explained by the ferocious wind that blows from the north. Intriguingly when the Uskoks ruled, they alone knew the vagaries of this wind while their enemies the Turks and the Venetians feared it.

Wheelchair access is not available.
Written June 19, 2015
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Pinibohadana
Israel73 contributions
Sep 2014 • Solo
Castle located on the hill near the apartment. Nice restaurant near the the castle.
Very nice view to the sea. Around the castle chairs and picnic tables.
Recommend to visit there.
Written September 25, 2014
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MrsHollyMayberry
242 contributions
Aug 2014
We didn't go into the fort itself but walked round it. It is a really impressive building. The walk up to it was stunning. It is a but of a muscle burning walk but so worth it for the panoramic views. One one side is the sea and the other the town of Senj and mountains. Absolutely stunning!
Written September 1, 2014
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Quasardust
Sydney, Australia52 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
We enjoyed visiting Nehaj Fortress, situated near Senj with commanding and very beautiful views up and down the coast. The interior is interesting, with some good displays of the costume and weaponry of the people who built the fort and manned it in the 16th century, and some other items used by them too. A lot of the history of the place is told with some pretty handy displays. There's a cafe in there too. A quite fascinating and unusual feature is that each 'gun-port' or window on the ground floor incorporates three fields of fire, offering great defensive capability, enabling three shooters to man each window covering the exterior quite well. Well worth a visit, and don't forget to look at the ancient toilet on the battlements!
Written July 14, 2014
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