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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MANO Business Consulting (21 months ago)
Need to go, beautiful landscape
Dimore Prestige (2 years ago)
Little known place, a Baroque castle built in 1756 on the site of a fortress, today inside it is the Museum of the Peasant Revolt, which deals with a tragic event that took place in 1573 in this area.
Dragica Blažunaj (2 years ago)
Interesting to look at☺️?
R R (2 years ago)
a genius experience. The castle of the Marija Orsich family later became part of Thula. Very friendly staff who will guide you in everything about the museum. In the courtyard of the castle you can drink coffee and dock with a view of Zagorje.
Mladen Krusarovski (2 years ago)
Jako zanimljivo i vrlo poučno mjesto
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