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Veliki tabor

Veliki tabor (Croatia)

Practical information about Veliki tabor

  • Countryside
  • Castle and fortress
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
43 miles from Zagreb by car
When to go
Between May and October
Minimum stay
A few hours

Reviews of Veliki tabor

Timothée D. Travel writer
285 travel articles

Located in the northern confines of Croatia, Veliki Tabor Castle is a fine example of a well-restored medieval structure.

My suggestion:
A good time to visit the castle is when the international short film festival held there each year is taking place.

I was quite impressed by both the location here and the imposing castle itself, which can be seen from a long distance away on the road. Round in form, sturdy in structure, and very well preserved and renovated, it stands as a fine example of medieval defensive architecture. Nevertheless, I did find the castle's interior spaces to be quite unimpressive, with the lack of furniture making them feel somewhat lifeless.

Veliki Tabor also has various museum displays housed inside it, such as an interesting collection of vintage cars, an exhibition of early pharmaceutical recipes, and a display of swords and armour. In summary, I would not recommend making a special detour just to see Veliki Tabor; but if the castle happens to lie on the route you are taking through Croatia, it can be quite a good place to spend half a day.

Veliki Tabor Castle