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“great castle”
Review of Dubovac Castle

Dubovac Castle
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Karlovac
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Belgrade, Serbia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“great castle”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

city castle Frankopani and Zrinski croatian nobles and this is return
to history come and visit come and see.

Visited May 2012
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Moscow, Russia
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“Peace & restfull nook”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Square tower was probably built during the 13 th century. Dubovac was renovated in 1952. in relation to graphics from the end of 18th century. Advantages: green&cosy, excellent viewsite, good for jogging, walking with a dog. Disadvantages: not easy to find the pathway

Достоинства: много зелени, хороший вид на город, подходит для пробежек и прогулок с собачкой. Недостатки: не легко найти тропу

Visited September 2012
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“Pre-arrange in low season”
Reviewed October 26, 2011

In an attempt to find Dubovac castle in Karlovac, our GPS got us to Dubovac street. We could see the castle on the top of the hill from there, but the only street towards it was one-way (reciprocal). There were also routs for bicycles and pedestrians up from there.

We drove back and, as advised by helpful locals, on Marmontova Aleja turned right, to the parallel street (if you drive from the city centre, turn left there). As we passed by the cemetery to the right, the red roof of the castle’s highest tower appeared on the hill. Steep narrow street up there, and very soon we saw the sign to the castle guiding to turn right.

Paved ground few hundred meters prior to the castle could be a parking lot, but it was also possible to drive up to the castle walls; no banning signs and no other cars at sight. Parking was for free.

It was only when we walked around the castle and saw not a single live soul there that we remembered some guidebooks advised to pre-arrange a visit, if travelling from October to April. We had to content ourselves with the exterior only. Perhaps my rating would have been higher if we succeeded to get inside.

The castle, originally built in XIII century, has been significantly rebuilt at least twice, in XV and in XIX centuries. Walk around the place and study its diverse towers. The oldest saw and withstood the Turkish attacks that devastated the settlement around the castle.

Not only it has changed few owners in the past (including Nikola Šubić Zrinski, whose wife Katarina received the castle as a wedding gift from her brother, Count Stjepan Frankopan). Its purpose has also changed substantially: a castle; a granary; a dungeon; a gunpowder storage; then (thanks to Count Laval Nugent) back to a castle; recently even a hotel (which is said to have caused significant damage to the place); and finally a museum.

Before leaving Dubovac, we enjoyed scenic panorama of the city of Karlovac and Kupa river from the observation site on the hill in front of the castle. It was anyway worthy driving up.

Visited October 2011
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