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- Nova Kraljevica Castle -

Nestled in the charming town of Kraljevica, the Nova Kraljevica Castle, also revered as Frankopan Castle, stands as a beacon of Croatian cultural heritage.

Photos taken on April 13th, 2024

Fun fact no 1

The castle is the starting point on the historical cultural journey and an invitation to the exploration of the material and spiritual heritage of the Frankopan and Zrinski families. It served as a suburban residential residence of the Zrinski.

Fun fact no 2

The builders of this castle, most likely Venetians, arranged the large rectangular complex with four large towers situated at the corners. It was built in the mid 17th century as a late renaissance lavishly decorated residential palace.

Fun fact no 3

Visitors can play the interactive game – the Frankopan’s Fortune-Teller and get their own personal Frankopan prophecy. The visitor’s centre is situated in the western tower and its adjoining hall. In the tower, with its marble fireplace from the time of Katarina Frankopan, interesting programmes such as storytelling and costume interpretations are held.

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Nestled in the charming town of Kraljevica, the Nova Kraljevica Castle, also revered as Frankopan Castle, stands as a beacon of Croatian cultural heritage. This grand castle, dating back to the mid-17th century, serves as both a historical site and a gateway to the rich history of the Frankopan and Zrinski families.

Constructed in 1651 under the patronage of Petar IV. Zrinski, the architecture of Nova Kraljevica Castle is a testament to the exquisite Venetian influence of the era. The castle's layout features a large rectangular complex, adorned with four robust towers at each corner, embodying the late renaissance style with lavish decorations and residential elegance.

Nova Kraljevica Castle is more than just a historical monument; it is a vibrant cultural hub. The western tower houses a visitor’s centre, complete with a marble fireplace dating back to the time of Katarina Frankopan, offering a cozy yet regal backdrop for various cultural activities. Storytelling sessions and costume interpretations bring the castle’s illustrious past to life, engaging visitors in the rich tapestry of Croatian history.

Adding to the immersive experience is the interactive exhibition located in the adjoining hall. Here, visitors can delve deeper into the legacy of the Frankopan family through engaging displays and narratives. One of the highlights for guests is the "Frankopan’s Fortune-Teller" interactive game, where they can receive a personalized prophecy, adding a touch of mystique to their visit.

Nova Kraljevica Castle is not just a place to visit but a journey through time, offering insights into the material and spiritual heritage that shaped this region of Croatia. It invites history enthusiasts, families, and travelers from around the world to explore its majestic halls and discover the stories etched within its walls.