Discover Croatia: Ozalj Castle

Discover Croatia: Ozalj Castle, Ozalj, Croatia (B)

What better way to spend a Valentine’s Day then by visiting a castle? That’s exactly what I did two years ago. How did I choose Ozalj castle? Well, I saw it featured in a magazine in an article about Croatian castles and convinced my husband to visit it with our friends. And it was the perfect day trip!

Ozalj is a small town roughly 66 km away from Croatian’s capital Zagreb and very near the Slovenian border. Its most famous period in the history was during the rule of the illustrious Croatian noble family Zrinski in the 17th century. Another notable resident of Ozalj was the Croatian deaf-mute painter Slava Raškaj who was born in Ozalj in 1877.

The medieval Old Town of Ozalj perched on the stone cliff above Kupa river was transformed into a beautiful castle in the 18th century. Ozalj castle changed many hands during the turbulent Croatian history. It was owned by the King in the 13th century and then by the noble families of Babonić, Frankopan, Zrinski, Perlas, Batthyany and Thurn and Taxis. Its current owners are the “Brethren of the Croatian Dragon” society who have opened it to the public. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Discover Croatia: Ozalj Castle
Guide Location: Croatia » Ozalj
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tanja Domijan Blasich
Read it on Author's Website: https://theredphoneboxtravels.com/2017/01/14/discover-croatia-ozalj-castle/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ozalj Castle