Varaždin medieval castle is the most important monument of the town. Its construction began back in the 14th century and lasted for over four centuries, as it was built and rebuilt several times in different architectural styles. Castle’s rounded towers and the moat filled with water were constructed in the 15th century. During the invasion of the Turks. in the late 16th century, high walls with bastions were built. Over the centuries the castle has undergone many transformations.

Since 1925, it hosts the Varaždin City Museum. There are several collections in the museum, like historic documents, glass, clock, ceramics, weapons, and fascinating rooms furnished in several different styles and chronologically displayed starting from Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Empire etc.



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Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia


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Tomasz Jeliński (7 months ago)
little bit history in very beautiful little town,fantastic streets in old town, everything what you need to spend good afternoon is in range yours hands and sight
J. Zeerak (8 months ago)
Nice small castle with some medieval vibes and a museum if you want.
Melinda Torok (10 months ago)
I don't know if that's the case, but at the time we visited this place it was completely peaceful, even kind of sleepy. A beautiful baroque town, full of authentic historical buildings. Some buildings, however, would not hurt a little renovation.
Stan2112 (2 years ago)
Beautiful old town with castle/museum (well worth your time), market (get there before noon!), and shops lining the streets.
Sara García Ballesteros (3 years ago)
Nice, quite and peaceful
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