Đurđevac castle and old town was built by the Bishop of Pécs, most probably around 1488. The town, or fort, was built on high ground in the middle of a swamp to the north of the town of Đurđevac in Croatia, because of the threat of the Turkish, and constant conflicts between the nobility. The height of the tower is aroun 9 m.



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Founded: 1488
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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John Pike (20 months ago)
Place you have to visit when you are near Picok City, it has a long and proud history, you can learn about legend of Picok, eat dealicous food or drink a good beer. Also very good for children, there is Croatian Sahara few meters away.
Tomislav Kralj (2 years ago)
?? NOT ENOUGH FOOD! This is the review for the restaurant. It's like this, in a good restaurant the food needs to be tasty and it needs to be plentiful. These are my 2 parameters. For me, price is only on 3rd place. This restaurant immediately jumped on to charge you well for the food, and somehow they forgot that the food was supposed to be tasty and that there was supposed to be enough of it. The waiters are CONFUSED. Whatever I asked them they shrugged and said “I don’t know”. There is beautiful nature around, you can have a nice walk and sightsee, there is parking nearby which is free. So my recommendation is, come for a walk, look at the camels and BRING SANDWICHES. . ?? PREMALO HRANE! Ovo je recenzija za restoran. Znači ovako, u dobrom restoranu se mora pojesti fino i moraš se moći dobro najesti. To su moja 2 parametra. Mora biti fino i mora biti obilato. Cijena mi je tek na 3.mjestu. Ovaj restoran je odmah skočio na to da vam hranu dobro naplate, a nekako su zaboravili da hrana bude fina i da je bude dovoljno. Konobari su ZBUNJENI. Što god da sam ih pitao su slijegali ramenima i govorili "ne znam". Okolo je lijepa priroda, može se super prošetat i vidjeti, ima parkinga koji je besplatan. Tako da vam je moja preporuka, došite se prošeteti, pogledajte deve i PONESITE SENDVIČE.
Sasa S (2 years ago)
Someting new (old) in town of Djurdjevac
Sasa S (2 years ago)
Someting new (old) in town of Djurdjevac
Damir Živković (3 years ago)
Nice and authentically decorated castle!
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