Dubrovac Fortress of Karlovac – 56 km from Zagreb

Dubrovac Fortress of Karlovac is located in 4 km from the historical center of the Karlovac city, and in 56 km from Zagreb city.

Dubrovac Fortress is one of the best-preserved and the most beautiful monuments of Croatian medieval architecture.

Dubrovac Fortress of Karlovac

Strategic Dubrovac Fortress was built in 1193, on the hill above Kupa river, at the height of 185 m above the sea level. That was the first large settlement in the Karlovac region.

Through the history, the fortress had been passed from hands to hands – it was owned by many important wealthy families. The appearance of Dubrovac had changed trough historical periods, to: in 15th century is was influenced by the renaissance style, and in 1837 – by romanticism.

For a long period of time the fortress was used as a hotel, which brought serious damage to its original interiors. In 1952 Dubrovac Fortress was restored to its original form.

Dubrovac Fortress of Karlovac

As the legend goes, there is a tunnel at the bottom of the fortress well, which leads to the Kupa river bank and to the old center of Karlovac city.

Today the main fortress tower accommodates a museum, which will tell you the history of the Dubrovec. From the top of the main tower opens a wonderful view onto the Karlovac and the surroundings.

In a stylized medieval yard of the fortress there is a restaurant and a cafe.

Dubrovac Fortress of Karlovac

The fortress is opened for visitors:

At the peak of tourist season, from 1st of June to 30th of September:
On Tuesday to Sunday: from 10:00 to 20:00
The fortress is closed on Mondays and holidays

At the low tourism season, from the 1st of October to the 31st of May:
From Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:00 to 18:00
The fortress is closed on Mondays and holidays

Visitors can enter only 30 minutes before the closing of the fortress.

Address of the Dubrovac Fortress:

Zagrad 47, Karlovac