Zrin Castle

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Zrin Castle
Castle Zrin, Croatia-4.JPG
Ruins of Zrin
Zrin Castle is located in Croatia
Zrin Castle
Zrin Castle
Coordinates 45°11′53″N 16°22′05″E / 45.198°N 16.368°E / 45.198; 16.368
Type Castle
Site information
Controlled by Zrinski noble family
Condition Ruins
Site history
Built 13th century
Materials Limestone

Zrin Castle (Gradina Zrin) is a ruined castle located in the village of Zrin, south of the town of Sisak in Dvor municipality, central Croatia.


The castle was first mentioned in the 13th century as a fortress ruled by the Babonić clan. Between 1328 and 1347, it was possessed by the members of Iločki family. In 1347, King Louis I the Great bestowed the fortress to the noble Šubić family who then changed their family name after it, becoming the Zrinski. It remained in their possession until the Ottoman invasion and conquest of the region, which led to the fortress falling to them on 20 October 1577. It wasn't until 1718 that the castle was retaken from the Ottomans.[1]


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