Ozalj Castle

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Ozalj Castle
Stari grad Ozalj, Gradina Ozalj
Ozalj
Croatia
Ozalj Castle Aerial view.jpg
Ozalj Castle
Ozalj CastleStari grad Ozalj, Gradina Ozalj is located in Croatia
Ozalj CastleStari grad Ozalj, Gradina Ozalj
Ozalj Castle
Stari grad Ozalj, Gradina Ozalj
Coordinates 45°36′52″N 15°28′15″E / 45.614398°N 15.47096°E / 45.614398; 15.47096
Type Castle
Site information
Controlled by Frankopan and Zrinski noble family
Site history
Materials Limestone

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

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 unlucky 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.

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Entrance to Ozalj Castle

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