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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SK 2 Beauty (10 months ago)
Great food, lovely ambience. Fresh seafood and great service. Its not so near to the old town but worth the walk after a full tummy.
Jan Hudec (11 months ago)
Nice tower. But it looks like they ran out of money for renovations. Unfortunately the tower itself was locked. The opening hours in maps are wrong. On the site is nice small parking place.
Rasp Berry (15 months ago)
Castle ruins, one tower restored, once repaired it has a favorable natural defensive position overlooking the canyon. The stream bellow was shallow with nice green-blue water colour and without fish because it is dry at summers. Some vegetation should be cleared to allow better view of castle.
Krešimir Jerić (2 years ago)
Nice place, nice view...
Melvyn Tibbs (2 years ago)
Quiet and beautiful
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