"Trakoscan- oaze of peace" Trakoscan by ivanab

Trakoscan Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 108 photos

Situated an hour and a half drive from Zagreb ,in the hills just next to border with Slovenia, lies a very special place. One of the most beautiful castles in Croatia, now transformed in the museum and a park, is a very popular place to go on a one-day trips. Although, you can also stay there for a few days because there's a hotel nearby.
Trakoscan was founded in the second half of the 13th century as an observing fortress. First known owners were counts Celjski, but their family vanishes during the 15th century. For done favours, king Maximilian givs this property to Juraj Draškovic, croatian cardinal and Trakoscan stays in their family for three hundred years.
From the second half of 19th century Trakoscan began its transformation into a castle, in the spirit of historicism.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
city: 42254 Trakošćan
phone number: 042 79 64 22
working time: every day
november-march 9-16 h
april- october 9-18 h
e-mail: dvor-trakoscan@vz.tel.hr
www.mdc.hr/trakoscan

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  • In a nutshell:amazing place
  • Last visit to Trakoscan: May 2005
  • Intro Updated May 14, 2005
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  • 1courage's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2007 at 10:57 AM

    The castle with that cute little lake look like a fairy tale:)

  • diocletianvs's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2005 at 11:09 AM

    I still remember my first visit to Trakoscan: 8th grade, first real fog in my life... arriving there.... the smell in the air.... and that impressive castle rising above the invisible lake. Magnificent. Well done page.

  • basstbn's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2005 at 10:56 AM

    Enjoyed your Trakascan page - what a neat place!

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2005 at 10:34 AM

    I enjoyed a few days in Zagreb last year -- wish I'd known about Trakoscan! -- very nice page, thanks.

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