Milengrad Castle

Budinščina, Croatia

Milengrad was built during the reign of Hungarian–Croatian King Béla IV after the Mongol invasion of 1241–1242. Around 1303, King Charles Robert donated the fortress to the Cseszneky family in compensation for their loss of Ipolyvisk Castle. The counts Cseszneky sold it soon to Ban Mikcs, who, in 1309, ceded the lordship to the Herkffy family. In 1536, by the marriage between Katalin Herkffy and Miklós Patačić, Milengrad became the two families' shared property. In the 17th century, the Herkffy family became extinct, and the Patačićs followed in the 19th century. Due to the constant warfare with the Ottomans, and probably as well to an earthquake, by the late 17th century several walls of Milengrad fell down, and in 1683 it was already mentioned as arx diruta, a castle in ruins.



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Founded: c. 1250
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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Oo- Dav (13 months ago)
Amazing, you won't regret going to any mountain side in Zagorje ???
Vince Prince (2 years ago)
A fantastic sight and view of a wonderful country. Visit inside at your discretion but if you came this far go inside. A great example of a pre Ottoman empire fort. The drive up is Very steep I'm places 26% so not for the faint hearted or mobile homes. There is q couple of places you can bbq and well worth staying the night for sunrise if not cloudy
Mario Macan (3 years ago)
Jasmin (4 years ago)
Beautiful place for a small picnic. Great views, especially in the fall. Easily accessible by car.
Josip Klanac (4 years ago)
Beautiful, beautiful views and a great place to explore, come with friends and relatives to spend time.
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