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Castle Trakošćan + Varaždin

Duration: 8 hours

Departure: on request

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

 Trakošćan Castle was made in the 13th century as a fort, but what we can see today is from the 19th century. The ambience, Croatian aristocracy’s lifestyle, magical surrounding, forest and lake will sweep you off your feet.

Itinerary:

We leave at 8:30 am, or at another arranged time. First stop is one of the most impressive castles in continental Croatia, Trakošćan Castle, 80km northwest of Zagreb. Though it dates back to 13th century, not many of the castle’s original Romanesque features were retained when it was restored in neo-Gothic style in the mid-19th century. The 215-acre castle grounds were landscaped into a romantic English-style park with exotic trees and an artificial lake.

Occupied by the aristocratic Drašković family until 1944, the castle features three floors of exhibits that display the family’s original furniture, an armament's collection of swords, and a period kitchen in the basement. The series of rooms range in style from Gothic to Neo-Renaissance and Baroque.

With 40 000 tourists every year it is the most visited castle in Croatia.

After a walk through the beautiful castle of Trakošćan, our next stop is Varaždin.

Did you know that in the 18th century Varaždin was the capital of Croatia?

Today Varaždin is the city of Baroque, young people, music, flowers and bicycles - “Little Vienna“ with rich natural legacy of parks, a must see destination, located in the North of Croatia on the southern bank of the River Drava.

Let’s discover together the guild signs (‘cimeri’) that once marked the specific trade of individual shops or tradesmen, and find out why they say that Varaždin is the City where Angels Sleep.


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