Ozalj Castle

Ozalj Castle (Croatian: Stari grad Ozalj or Gradina Ozalj) is a castle in the town of Ozalj, Croatia.

Ozalj Castle
Stari grad Ozalj, Gradina Ozalj
Ozalj
Croatia
Ozalj Castle Aerial view.jpg
Ozalj Castle
Ozalj Castle Stari grad Ozalj, Gradina Ozalj is located in Croatia
Ozalj Castle Stari grad Ozalj, Gradina Ozalj
Ozalj Castle
Stari grad Ozalj, Gradina Ozalj
Coordinates45°36′52″N 15°28′15″E / 45.614398°N 15.47096°E / 45.614398; 15.47096
TypeCastle
Site information
Controlled byFrankopan and Zrinski noble family
Site history
MaterialsLimestone

The Ozalj fortress, located on the stone cliff perched above the Kupa River, is one of the best-known fortifications of this type in Croatia. It is a very old stronghold (first mentioned in 1244) that has been converted into a castle. The popularity of this castle is because this was the joint castle of the Croatian noble families of Frankopan and Zrinski. In fact, it was the scene of the ill-fated Zrinski–Frankopan conspiracy, which significantly marked the history of Croatia. In the castle there is a museum and a library, and it is in a relatively good state of repair.

Entrance to Ozalj Castle

See alsoEdit

  Media related to Ozalj Castle at Wikimedia Commons

ReferencesEdit

  • Buljan, Josip (10 July 2020). "Stari grad Ozalj". Hrvatski vojnik (in Croatian). No. 608. ISSN 1333-9036. Retrieved 22 July 2020.