Ružica Castle is large ruined castle in Virovitica-Podravina County, Croatia. Since the origin of the medieval structure remains unknown, it has become the stuff of legend over the years. It is one of the most picture-perfect places in the country and a must-see for those in search of hidden gems that are far from mass tourism.

The first document of Ružica castle dates from 1357. It lost its military purpose after Turkish occupation in 1543 and was ruined.

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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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Tomislav Schmidt (5 months ago)
Very slow service when crowded, very unorganized, when asking why so slow, the answer was to go to another restaurant!!!!! But the pizza was nice...
Ivan K. (2 years ago)
Ružica castle is at beautiful place with awesome view on Orahovica and region. It could be better if someone would renovate it and make it more safe. There are signs that you enter at your own risk because of the falling rocks from walls, so watch out if you head to the heart of the castle.
Davor Košturjak (3 years ago)
Lijep stari grad u srcu Slavonije, iznad Orahovice. Prekrasan pogled na Orahovicu i okolna mjesta. 15. minuta pješaćenja od Jezera Orahovica. Predivan pogled. Isplati se obići. Perfect place for short walk up on a hill with an family. It's really beautiful place, silent, with great view from castle andall around is untouched wondefull nature.
mary misic (3 years ago)
Not enough signs posted to the ruins. It takes about 20 mins to walk up to from car park. It’s a steep walk which is not recommended for small children. The ruins themselves are quite interesting but the pathways are very rugged and steep. The views of the valley are beautiful. Worth the drive and walk. If it’s a hot day take your bathing suit and have a dip in the lake after your hike.
Eszter Fontányi (3 years ago)
You should follow the steps, then the "trail" board in the forest, it takes about 20 minutes' walk to get the ruins. It is a pity, because it is really in ruins...
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