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Our town has 9 lakes and a huge forest that surrounds them. There is a pathway across the forest which leads you to the viewpoint from which you can see the whole town and even the border of the neighbouring country. Along the way, you can see lots of wooden signs with historical stories and legends which are really really interesting to read! My brother and I went for a walk and we actually planned to go all the way up to the viewpoint,but the weather got progressively worse ( as you will see in the photos haha) so we hurried back home not finishing our route. But I promise you, once the weather here gets better, I will post far more photos 🙂

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Sunday- the roadtrip part 2

As you know,yesterday my family and I had a little roadtrip to Zagorje where we visited a Marian sanctuary and the Trakošćan castle.

The Trakošćan castle is located in the north of Croatia and has been built in 13th century. Since then it has been remodelled and more rooms were added by the noble families living there. The most recent family who lived there were the Drašković family,who remodelled the castle in neo gothic style in 19th century to fit the romantic architecture of the time. The castle has been in the property of Croatia since 1950 when the last of Drašković family left the residence. Since then it has been turned into a musem.

Before you start to look at the photos, open the link and play the music for better mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mceXgDVmFUs    🙂

If you ever come to Croatia,make sure to visit all parts of it and not just the Adriatic coast because it has so much more to offer,especially if you love nature and history. Trakošćan castle is good example of what you could be missing out on.

Little church in the forest, located right across the castle:

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The road to the castle (sorry for the black and whit filter, something got messed up with the colour) :

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Feet as a proof hahah :

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The castle fort :

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The road that leads up to the castle :

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Entrance to the castle grounds:

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Looking back from the entrance:

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And feet of course:

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The dungeons:

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When you enter the castle there is a little turret from which you can see the lake:

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20151115_142832      The stairs to the second floor :

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Little stone bench  from which you can see the forest:

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The second floor hall:
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Feet as proof:

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Details, the private library, salon and more:

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The portraits:

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The family tree (Harry Potter anyone?) :

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The hall and the matching stairs:

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Decoration above the door:

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Beautiful detailed closet:

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The salon:

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Beautiful wall decorations:

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Golden wall candle holder :

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Paper model of the castle:

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Little church in the forest as seen from one of the many castle windows:

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View from the taller turret:

20151115_144204 The bedroom:

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Another portrait:

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Ladies salon:

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Above the inner garden:

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Outside the castle:

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The lake:
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Castle Trakošćan in all its glory:

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I hope you’ve enjoyed the photos at least half as much as I enjoyed visiting Trakošćan 🙂

© Roberta Pavić