Croatia has more than 1,000 castles, so it’s not so difficult to find one. What is harder, is finding one that has something genuinely interesting to look at and also someone on hand to explain what everything is. Here are three best picks for our interesting castle tour in Croatia North.
Always at the top of every list of castles to see in Croatia, is our Castle of Trakoscan that is packed full of tourists nearly all the time. Still, it’s so iconic, a visit in the off-season is still worth it. Traskoscan will be visited by our guide that will take you to the heroic past of our ancestors, their intrigues, love stories and many more. Trakoscan is one of the best preserved castles in Croatia, a true jewel of northern region, built in 13th century. It is surrounded with a beautiful lake with walking trail that is 8km long. Apart from visiting the castle, you can enjoy the walk in the nature.
Next, we move towards the town of Stubica where is located the Orsic Castle. Orsic Castle is a baroque castle built in 1756 by Count Krsto Orsic (1718-1782), a member of the same noble family, at the site of an older medieval fortress. On the same place we can find the monument and the tree of Matija Gubec who was the leader of peasant rebellion in 1573. Near we can find the ruins of the castle of Franjo Tahija that are located on the elevation above the church in Stubica.
Finally, we complete our trip in Veliki Tabor Castle that is one of the best-preserved late-medieval and renaissance fortified towns in continental Croatia. Occasional exhibitions are organized in the exhibition area of the castle.
Cost of the trip includes:
- Transportation from the hotel and back
- Drive towards north Croatia region
- Stop at Trakošćan, well preserved castle from 13th century
- Continue the drive towards Stubica town
- Sightseeing of Orsic Castle and museum
- Lunch with a 1 course meal at a local restaurant
- Continue the drive towards Veliki Tabor Castle
- Sightseeing of Veliki Tabor Castle
- Arriving in Zagreb and return to your accomodation