Gradac Castle

Gradac, Slovenia

Gradac Castle was first mentioned in written documents in 1228. The castle island is mostly covered by a large Renaissance park that is neglected and overgrown. It includes a garden, remnants of an alley, and the mausoleum of the last owner (named Gusič), who was a businessman from Zagreb. There are plans to restore the castle and renew the park. The Municipality of Metlika repaired the roof of the castle to prevent further decay at end of the 1990s.



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Gradac 89, Gradac, Slovenia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Slovenia

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Miroslav Ristic (3 months ago)
Alen Marić (16 months ago)
It's a shame it hasn't been renewed
marcel kokelj (2 years ago)
It's a shame.
Benjamin barbarič (2 years ago)
Live less impressive than in the pictures. However, it has a lot of potential if it is regulated.
Martí Blesa (2 years ago)
Wonderful place!!!
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