At first glance, Ruins of Grebengrad doesn’t really make an impression of something extraordinary. The ruins – that were once a city-fortress – are thoroughly destroyed and are overgrown with the tall grass and bushes. After taking a closer look, however, one starts to notice that here and there in the forest there are the remains of a single once gigantic building.
Consequently, very soon the disappointment turns into an understanding of the once colossal grandeur of this place. For a long time, Grebengrad was one of the largest fortification constructions in an entire Croatian Zagorje region.
First mentionings of the Grebengrad belong to 1209. Hidden between the hills of Ivancice mountain, Grebengraf was well-populated for a long period of time – from around 1209 and up to 1710.
In 1710, however, there was a very strong fire in a fortress, which made it impossible to live there. Since then, the Grebengrad settlement was referred to as “ruins” in all of the remaining historical sources.
If you liked the region – Croatian Zagorje – with all of its mysteries, picturesque and untouched nature, ruins and castles, its thermal waters, its tasty and healthy foods – I highly suggest considering an option of staying in a neat hovel on the slope of “Milk and Honey” hill – a heavenly site for a peaceful rest!
a comfortable house with all needed for a nice rest, far away from the rush of the city
Distance to Varaždin: 23 km
to Trakošcan: 45 km
to Zagreb: 60 km
Additionally: a comfortable hill house, with an amazing view onto the valley is out for renting. It’s possible to rent an entire house only. Its maximum capacity is 8 guests. Within the house, there are 4 bedrooms, 1 living room, and 1 bathroom. The inner yard of the house is a fairy-tale that came to life: there is a swimming pool, a hydro-massage, a table-tennis, a terrace for sunbathing with deck chairs, a barbeque, and a dining terrace.
Rent price of a house for 8 guests: from 70 euro/day
Today the Grebengrad ruins is a museum under the opened skies. The entrance is completely free.
Address of the ruins of Grebengrad: Madžarevo ul. 231, 42220, Madžarevo
Ruins Grebengrad on map of Croatia
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