Dubovac Castle

Karlovac, Croatia

The Dubovac Castle overlooks the Croatian city Karlovac. Its square tower was probably built during the 13th century. In the 15th century, the castle was rebuilt in Renaissance style. The castle had various owners—from Slavonian nobleman family Sudar to famous Croatian counts and dukes Frankopan and Zrinski. From 1671 until 1809, the Dubovac was owned by the Karlovac generals. In 1837, a new owner, Count Laval Nugent, rebuilt the castle in the spirit of romanticism. Dubovac was once again renovated in 1952 in relation to graphics from the end of the 18th century.' There is a photograph of the castle at that site.

The castle was used for several years recently as a hotel, and the damage done to the interior to accommodate rooms is now being repaired. There are museum exhibits and a large model of the countryside. Guide materials indicate that the fortress was built on a hill constructed by the people in order to maximize defenses and views of the surrounding areas.

The castle recently was featured on a commemorative Croatian postage stamp, complete with photograph.



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

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Ilya Tamir (9 months ago)
The 4 star is on the restaurant, if you driving and looking for a place to stop eat and relax. The castle has a beautiful and authentic restaurant, the prices are good and the dishes are amazing. Feeling like a night who stops for a rest in his quest.
Zrinka N (10 months ago)
Very nice castle. You can go to the top of the tower, a beautiful view all around. The ticket is really cheap.
Eric Lundquist (11 months ago)
We did not go in, as it was late and we were tired. This did not seem like a castle by European standards, judging from the outside. There is a restaurant with prices that seem to be middle of the road.
Ivana Živičnjak (15 months ago)
Great place for short weekend break. It's near Karlovac you just follow the signs from the main road. Beautiful nature, castle and a view on Karlovac city
Paul Heller (17 months ago)
Its a nice castle overlooking the city of Karlovac. You can walk from city center about 30 minutes and then walk up the steps by the church or from the other side on a street. Or you can drive, free parking at the top. At the top you can enter the courtyard for free. There is a nice bistro inside. Public bathrooms also. Didn't pay to view the museum part. Nicely renovated though.
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