Around Zagreb – Zagorje – A fairy tale at hand

Home > About Zagreb > Zagreb Attractions > Around Zagreb – Zagorje – A fairy tale at hand

Veliki_Tabor

FORTRESSES AND CASTLES OF ZAGORJE

Entering Croatia from the North, you will find Hrvatsko Zagorje, which, because of the gentle and soft curves of its hills, is also known as “tame” Zagorje. There you will find some medieval and Renaissance fortresses and numerous Baroque castles connected by a dense network of roads, so that they can be seen on a romantic round-trip.

The most famous Renaissance fortress and palace, VELIKI TABOR, was built in the beginning of the 16th century for the noble Ratkaj family. The vast pentagonal tower in the center served as the living quarters (palas),and is encircled by an oval space enclosed by walls supporting arcade porches on two levels and by five strong semi-circular Renaissance towers accentuated with consoles at the top.

Here we present several Baroque castles from the Zagorje region in order to show each one’s individual character.

TRAKOSCAN, Trakoscan was built in the 13th c. within Croatia´s northwestern fortification system, as a rather small observation fortress for monitoring the road from Ptuj to Bednja Valley. It is located on a landscaped hill above the lake. This romantic castle attracts numerous tourists.

ZAJEZDA, a castle near Zlatar, is a good example of a three-winged Baroque castle. It was built in the styrian architectural style for the Patacic family in 1740. The arcades on columns on both the ground and upper levels open up the living quarters towards the courtyard. On the fourth side of the castle is a wall with a playful baroque entrance portal. The castle features a large central hall with intricately decorated vaults and a lovely family chapel. It is surrounded by an extensive garden, which is typical of most castles of the period.

BISTRA is also a three-winged Baroque castle with accentuated corner pieces. An oval projection standing at the center exceeds the rest of the castle. Within is a wide oval hall luxuriously equipped and decorated with marvellous frescoes.

MILJANA is a harmonious little castle that was built in the 17th century, though its most valuable assets are the 18th century Rococo frescoes by A. Lerchinger which grace the walls of the castle’s rooms. The paintings show landscapes and allegorical themes, such as the four elements and the four seasons, painted to illustrate the lives and customs of the highly developed nobility of the period. A good example is the fresco depicting a musician playing a horn and a group of aristocrats leisurely sitting on the grass and listening to the music.

More About Zagreb

inmusic-2017

12th INmusic Festival

10.04.2017.

19.06.2017. – 21.06.2017. @Jarun

tattoo-2017

Croatian Tattoo Convention ZAGREB 2017

05.04.2017.

19.05.2017. – 21.05.2017. @Student Centre Gallery

najnaj-2017

17th Naj, naj, naj festival

10.03.2017.

19.04.2017. – 23.04.2017. @Zagreb

dox-2017

ZagrebDox – International Documentary Film Festival

13.02.2017.

26.02.2017. – 05.03.2017. @Centar Kaptol

sajamnautike-2017

Zagreb Boat Show

13.02.2017.

22.02.2017. – 26.02.2017. @Zagreb Fair Congress Center

Veribo Apartments

Great apartments, great prices!

Bedroom in studio apartment

Exclusive GREEN STUDIO apartment – TS1

Exclusive studio apartment ideal for a business stay or for a romantic getaway.

Dnevni boravak

Apartment SUN

Penthouse can accommodate up to 8 people, 4 bedrooms, and spacious 50m2 terrace. 2 free parking spaces.

Living room

Apartment PARK SQUARE

Be in the center of the city buzz: surrounded by parks, shops, events, and trams, yet when you close the door enjoy a quiet place to rest.

Livingroom apartment MOON

Apartment MOON

Perfectly located in the very center of Zagreb, this one bedroom apartment will give you the benefits of living in walking reach to all the best sightseeing and shopping spots, trendy restaurants and nightlife, while offering a private retreat in a quite residential building.

Livingroom - HAPPY

Apartment HAPPY HOME

Small but comfortable studio apartment is situated near “Kvaternikov Trg”, and 20 minutes walk from “Ban Jelačić” square.

Diningroom - BLUE RS

Apartment BLUE

Spacious 1-bedroom apartment provides the comforts of a hotel with all the benefits of a private apartment. Free parking

New Image6

Apartment AURORA

Spacious 1-bedroom apartment provides the comforts of a hotel with all the benefits of a private apartment. Free parking place.

Locations of Our Apartments

Map with locations of all apartments

All of our apartments are located in the city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. You can view the location of all of the apartments on the interactive map.

Map of Zagreb

Design by: Dizajn Zona 42
© 2009.-2017. Veribo Koncept d.o.o.

Solution Graphics