Just as any other part of Europe (discover), Croatia (discover) has a lot of fortifications and castles crisscrossing the country, from the north to the south, from the east to the west.
Some of them may be integrated in today’s urban areas, some can be found on the outskirts of towns, cities or villages, on the near by hills or overlooking canyons or valleys, while a number of fortifications or ruins of old forts is found on more or less remote locations where time is working against them.
This page and following pages are an intro to a few castles or fortifications in Croatia that are still standing, but it’s also an intro to those that are only ruins of once magnificent castles.
Travel notes from Dalmatia…
Featured Fortifications and Castles in Croatia
Featured medieval castles and fortifications stretch from the northern part of Croatia called Zagorje, through capital city of Zagreb and all the way to south of Dalmatia and fortified city of Dubrovnik.
Well preserved Castle Trakoscan (Trakošćan) was built in the 13th century and it is located in the Zagorje region of Croatia.
Trakoscan castle photo gallery…
The Tower of Lotrscak (Kula Lotrščak) in Upper town Zagreb is one of few still visible segments of fortification build in the 13th century Zagreb (photos).
Build in the 13th century Samobor castle is located on the Sambor hills, above picturesque town of Sambor (discover).
City of Dubrovnik (photo gallery) and its fortified walls is under UNESCO world heritage protection since 1979.