Dvor Veliki Tabor, Desinic

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Veliki Tabor is a castle and museum in northwest Croatia, dating from the middle of 15th century. The castle's present appearance dates back to the 16th century.
Most of the castle was built by the Hungarian noble family of Ráttkay, in whose ownership it remained until 1793.
It is located in the region of Zagorje near Desinić, 8km west of Pregrada, 334m above sea level. It has around 3,340sqm. The castle is owned by the state, which manages it as a museum and a tourist site.
The results of the conservation research and the analysis of the archaeological finds indicate that the oldest part of Veliki Tabor was built in middle of 15th century.
The oldest part of the fort centre is its central part, the pentagonal castle, whose stylistic characteristics belong to the Late Gothic period. The castle is surrounded by four semi-circular Renaissance towers connected by curtain walls and the walls of the northern entrance part. The fort centre is surrounded by the outer defence wall (the distance from the easternmost to the westernmost points being about 225 metres) with a farm office, a Renaissance bastion, two semi-circular guardhouses (northern and southern), and the quadrangular entrance tower (present only on the archaeological level) through which the access road ran.
Since 2002, Veliki Tabor has been the venue of an international festival of short films.
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  • Veliki Tabor is, besides Trakoscan castle, the best-known castle in Croatia. It has been completely renovated recently and now it looks very picturesque. The castle is known for its legend of...  more »
  • It is nice place in off-beaten path, good for bike rides and couples. I would say it is max 20min worth of your time, so if you are planing to spend 2-3h driving just to see it, dont waste your time.....  more »
  • Beautiful place and amazing castle. The view of the hills is incredible. Great place to snap some beautiful photos.
  • Great place to visit if you like castles. Nice sword collection and a spooky dungeon.
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