Orsic Castle was built in 1756 by Croatian count Krsto Oršić (1718–1782) on the site of a previous fortress from the Middle Ages and designed in an L-shaped ground plan. From the backyard side, both the wings are open in arcades that follow the line of the corridor, while the outside frontage is quite simple, with rhythmically aligned windows and a few rustic details in the corners.

After a large earthquake in the 19th century, a classicist porch with a tympanum and Doric columns was added to the castle. Inside there is a well-preserved chapel with illusionist murals and an illustrated baroque altar.

Besides this castle, the Oršić family owned a large number of other castles, palaces and estates in Croatia, among which the most significant were castles Gornja Bistra at Zaprešić, Slavetić at Jastrebarsko, Jurketinec at Varaždin and palaces in Zagreb and Varaždin.

The castle was the feudal residence of the Oršić family, until the last members relocated in 1924. A primary school was situated in a part of the castle for some time after that, and a local peasant's cooperative society as well. At the end of the sixties and the beginning of the seventies, the castle was thoroughly renewed and transformed into a Museum of the Peasants' revolt, which deals with a tragic event that occurred in 1573 in this area.

Around the castle there is a park with a huge monument dedicated to the Peasants' revolt and to its leader Matija Gubec, made by a prominent Croatian sculptor Antun Augustinčić.

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Founded: 1756
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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M. Ban (2 months ago)
Beautiful castle surrounded by large park. Historical heritage worth to visit. During the summer concerts take place there, and festivities to remake an old days of lifestyle. Excellent events for the visitors. I recommend it.
Ivan Tandara (2 months ago)
Disaster.Where are those former times. Excavated yard, no catering .....
jasna matko (3 months ago)
Castle - a museum of the peasant revolt. You should take a look, you can take a walk, rest your soul and enjoy the view of Zagorje ...
Vanja Pajić (3 years ago)
One of the most beautiful and well-kept castles of Hrvatsko Zagorje region in Croatia. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.
Silvio Marijan (4 years ago)
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