Ozalj Castle

Ozalj, Croatia

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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Adrijan Brajo (32 days ago)
Lovely place! Visited in winter months with snow, the castle and the surroundings looked like a fairy tale ?
Mirta (6 months ago)
Beautiful place, nice green park around, great for walking. The castle has been reconstructed recently and looks stunning! Amazing view from the castle walls!
John Pike (12 months ago)
On your way to or through Ozalj, take 45-60 minutes and visit Castle Ozalj. Has a breathtaking view on the Kupa river, good part of the Castle has been renovated including the small museum on the 2nd floor. We had a very nice time learning more about Slava Raskaj, Zrinski and Frankopani. Big thanks to Braca Hrvatskog Zmaja for keeping a part of proud Croatian history alive, so that young ones have possibility to learn about it, and know who their forefathers were.
Ivan Sokolovský (12 months ago)
Very nice place to spend a free day at. Relatively cheap entrance fee to the museum. Outside it's for free. Amusing views.
Photomaniac Miejsca odkryte (2 years ago)
The oldest castele in Croatia with old history. Open for tuorists. Biult on the cliffs ober the river
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