Best Castles in Croatia
Croatia is one of the European countries offering the greatest diversity of landscapes. You can enjoy the most beautiful beaches of Croatia on the coast and one of the most beautiful Christmas markets of Europe in Zagreb. If you are passionate about history we invite you to discover the incredible castles of Croatia. Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the most beautiful castles in Croatia.
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This magnificent castle, ranked among the most beautiful castles of Croatia, is located 1hour drive from Zagreb. This 13th century castle was used more as an observation post than a fortress. Its current neo-Gothic appearance is fairly recent since it dates from works dating from the 19th century.
Where to stay? "Hotel Trakoscan” set in a picturesque vicinty of the medieval castle.
Located a few kilometres from the beautiful city of Split, Trogir has become one of the trendy destinations in Croatia. Book your flights to Split and your hotel at the best price in Split or Trogir and come and visit this magnificent castle listed among the most beautiful castles of Croatia.
Kamerlengo Castle is a fortress dating back to the Venetian period (built in the 15th century). Admission is free for children under 7 and costs 25 kn for adults. The castle is open every day from 9h to 21h.
How to get there? Book your flights to Split and drive to Trogir (10 min).
Where to stay? “Sperone Heritage Hotel”, this accommodation offers a sun terrace.
Veliki Tabor Castle
Hum Kosnicki - Desinic
Veliki Tabor Castle, also located north of Zagreb, a few kilometres from the border with Slovenia, is one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia. Located 1h15 by car from Zagreb, it is definitely worth the trip. It is also an opportunity to discover this Croatian region known for the beauty of its landscapes.
This castle owes its name to its primary purpose, a large military camp (Veliki Tabor means "Grand Camp" in Croatian). Discover the secrets of one of the most beautiful castles of Croatia by booking your flights to Zagreb as well as your hotel at the best price in the Croatian capital and your best activities and tours in Croatia.
How to get there:? Book your flights to Zagreb and drive 1h10 to Veliki Tabor.
Where to stay? If you’re staying in Zagreb, we recommend «Hotel Park 45» located in our guests’ favourite part of Zagreb.
Located 1hour drive from Zagreb, Ozalj Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia and one of the most visited. It has long been the property of one of the families that marked the history of Croatia, the "Frankopan".
How to get there? Book your flights to Zagreb and drive 1h to Ozalj.
Where to stay? “Palace Hotel Zagreb” is a traditional Art Nouveau Palace with attentive staff.
It took 4 centuries to complete this 14th century castle. That is, of course, what gives it a unique character with its mix of several architectural styles. Come and discover Varazdin Castle, one of the most beautiful castles in Croatia and book your flights and your hotel in Zagreb.
How to get there? Book your flights to Zagreb and drive 50min to Varazdin (3h by train).
Where to stay? "Arbia Dorka Heritage Palace" is a 4-star bed and breakfast located in Varazdin.
A two-hour drive from the capital Zagreb and a 1-hour drive from the pretty town of Rijeka, Nehaj Castle is located in the town of Senj on the Croatian coast. Amazingly, "Nehaj" means "do not worry" in Croatian, a sure way to reassure residents that this fortress would protect them from invaders. Climb to the top of the fortress to enjoy a magnificent panorama of the city of Senj.
How to get there? Book your flights to Rijeka and drive to Senj (2h drive from Zagreb).
Where to stay? “History House Moja Ti 1830” located in Old Town Senj.
Located in Slavonia in northeastern Croatia, the town of Donji Miholjac is home to one of Croatia's most beautiful castles.
To get there, the easiest way is to book your flights to Zagreb airport and to take a rental car. We advise you to stay 3-4 days in Zagreb and to make short car excursions from the Croatian capital. It takes 3 hours to reach the town of Donji Miholjac where this castle is located.
The castle of Mailath is one of the last castles to have been built in this region of Croatia. Originally it was smaller, which did not please the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph who asked for its expansion in 1903 and a renovation in the style of British castles. The castle now houses the municipal administration of the city of Donji Miholjac.
How to get there? Book your flights to Zagreb and drive 2H30 to Donji Miholjac.
Where to stay? "Paon Boutique Apartment" is one of our top picks in Zagreb.
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