Ozalj Castle, located on the stone cliff perched above the Kupa River, is one of the best-known fortifications of this type in Croatia. It is a very old stronghold (first mentioned in 1244) that has been converted into a castle. The popularity of this castle is because this was the joint castle of the Croatian noble families of Frankopan and Zrinski. In fact, it was the scene of the unlucky Zrinski–Frankopan conspiracy, which significantly marked the history of Croatia. In the castle there is a museum and a library, and it is in a relatively good state of repair.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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Dijana Drazetic (2 years ago)
Beautiful and well preserved. In my opinion best to visit in autumn when forest surrounding it is rich in colors, and the place is very peaceful, only sound of forest, river and local church rings a bell at full hour. Very charming
Asiyah Noemi Koso (2 years ago)
The medieval town of Ozalj, located on the cliff above the river Kupa, offers a wonderful trip to the past. Near is the bigger town of Karlovac and it's also very near is the Slovenian border. On a hill dominated by a beautiful castle. The castle is very interesting and important historically. We were the only visitors and we enjoyed the beauty of the castle. We asked for a guide to open the tower from where it has a magnificent view of the river Kupa and the surrounding hills. Also, the view of the castle from the outside is impressive. In the castle is located the Heritage Museum which was founded in 1971. Worth to visit.
Sailor Jack Rinkin (Nick) (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle at beautiful location owned by "secret club".
George Sisic (2 years ago)
great for visiting, lovely views of area and it was free entry. if you are around pop in
Josip M. (2 years ago)
The beautiful medieval and baroque old town of Ozalj with its beautifully decorated museum takes you back to the magical days of the glorious past. The fort offers a beautiful view of the river Kupa and its surroundings.
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