Croatia – castles

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Eltz Castle

  • Vukovar
  • 18th century
  • Baroque

This castle was badly damaged in the Homeland War (some parts were demolished to its foundations) but was rebuilt in 2011.

Pejačević Castle

  • Našice
  • 19th century
  • Classicism (original), neo-baroque (after restoration)

The kitchen was located in a separate building, and the food was transported by electric train in an underground tunnel.

Janković Castle

  • Daruvar
  • 18th century
  • Baroque

The travel writer Friedrich Wilhelm von Taube wrote that the castle was the most beautiful in the whole kingdom and that it would not be shame to display it even in Vienna.

Trakošćan Castle

  • Hrvatsko zagorje
  • 13th century
  • Neo-Gothic (after the restoration in the 19th century)

In 2017, Conde Nast Traveler magazine ranked Trakošćan among the 12 most beautiful European castles.

Veliki Tabor Court

  • Hrvatsko zagorje
  • 15th century
  • A combination of several architectural styles

According to legend, Veronika Desinićka was killed at the court, her body was built into the castle wall, and her spirit can be heard on stormy nights.

Isabella Castle

  • Saint Nicholas Island
  • 19th century
  • Neoclassicism

It was built by the Marquis Polesini for his wife, and today the castle has been converted into a luxury hotel.

Ladanjski dvorac Belaj

  • Belaj
  • 16th century
  • Baroque (after renovation)

The castle was sold in 1668 to the Auesberg family who held it in their possession until 1945 when it was nationalized.

Tvrdalj Castle

  • Stari Grad (Hvar)
  • 15th-16th century
  • Renaissance

The castle was built on the remains of an ancient villa.