The Castle Veliki Tabor restored

veliki tabor castle

The castle Veliki Tabor, located in the Hrvatsko zagorje region, is numbered among the most attractive and best-preserved monuments of medieval fortification architecture in Croatia.

Veliki Tabor is one of Castles of Croatia  – a fortified medieval aristocratic hilltop burg situated in the north western part of the Hrvatsko zagorje in the municipality of Desinic.

More than two years of work on its reconstruction and protection has seen the renovation of the portico, gallery and the five-cornered tower.

The oldest sections of this top-category cultural monument date from the 12th century, while its current appearance dates from the 19th century. The castle was owned by many prominent Croatian families, such as the Counts Celjski, and it was after their possession that the unhappy legend of Veronika Desinicka emerged.

The castle covers over 3,000 square metres of floor space and its interior contains, among other things, galleries adorned with circular columns, a court chapel, a wine cellar with a large wine press, a large well and the most attractive part of Veliki Tabor – the grand rustic hall.

The castle houses many collections, such as those featuring old vehicles and pottery, and a well stocked ethnographic collection. A visual arts gallery, a presentation of the first medications factory, presentations of fencing, musketeers and the armour of the “wretched knight” are only a few of the fascinating exhibits in this engrossing museum and excursion grounds in the Hrvatsko zagorje.

 

More info : Large Photo of Veliki Tabor Castle + Castles of Croatia +  Guide to Hrvatsko Zagorje + Municipality of Desinic web : www.desinic.hr + Krapina-Zagorje County Tourist Board web : www.tz-zagorje.hr & Krapinske Toplice Hotels

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