Dreznik Castle Ruins

Rakovica, Croatia

The old town of Drežnik is mentioned in the historic sources back in the 12th century. Its history has been marked by wars and its different rulers. The historic events in the area have mostly been marked by constant wars, which is also the reason that it did not develop as a trading place or a settlement but rather as a defence fortress. After 1830, the Austrian monarch sold the fortress to a private trader, who started demolishing the walls and selling stone as construction material. The defence tower has been renovated and from there the visitors can enjoy in the view over the canyon of the Korana river and the surrounding mountains and learn something on the history of this always dynamic border region.

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Rakovica, Croatia
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia

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www.plitvicevalleys.com

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Krešimir Jerić (10 months ago)
Nice place, nice view...
Melvyn Tibbs (11 months ago)
Quiet and beautiful
claudiu c (11 months ago)
The exibition was closed at 5 PM when we arrived.
Laura Tibbs (12 months ago)
Beautiful views from a very old ruin.
Dennis Siemonsma (12 months ago)
Nice view of the canyon. Castle museum was closed. Bunch of drapes over part of the ruins. Seems to be ill maintained. Good stop if it's on your route, no need to go out of your way for it.
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