Novigrad na Dobri old town + stone bridge + river swimming ;)

Novigrad na Dobri old town

Novigrad na Dobri is an old town-fortress is first mentioned in various medias in 1193.
For a long time fortress was property of Frankopan family which was one of the richest and most influential at the time.

It is located just 17 km from Karlovac city and just 64 km from Zagreb capital.

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Zelingrad medieval old town – 49 km from Zagreb

Zelingrad medieval old town

Zelingrad medieval old town has for a long time been one of the most important stone fortresses around Zagreb.
The city is located 49 km from Zagreb city and in 51 km from Varazdin, and in 58 km from Samobor.

The first mention of Zelingrad dates back to 1295, it is believed that the was found after the invasion of the Tatars in 1242.

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Ruins of Bisag Castle – 46 km from Zagreb

Ruins of Bisag Castle

Ruins of Bisag Castle belong to the 14th century. The castle life back then was full of events!

Looking at what remains from it today, it’s hard to imagine that this building has once had four round towers – a tower in each corner – and one rectangular, right in the middle. The castle was also surrounded with a moat with water, and it was only possible to get inside by a bridge.

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Ruins of Grebengrad – 65 km from Zagreb

Ruins of Grebengrad

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.

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Ruins of Canjevo fortress – 60 km from Zagreb

Ruins of Canjevo fortress

Ruins of Canjevo fortress is located in 60 km from Zagreb city and in 36 km from Varazdin city.

There is very little information about the fortress in historical writings. The first mentionings of the settlement from around the place where the fortress is built belong to a period in between 3400 to 2500 BC.

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Motovun – truffles city – 30 km from Porec city

Motovun - truffles city

The first thing that strikes you when you enter Motovun is its quietness. Motovun – located in 30 km from Porec city – truffles city is a very old city, famous for its truffles, and it seems to be living its own life, which has not changed over the past hundred years.

And, while the time itself is slowing down its pace, you involuntarily slow your walking down, keeping your breathing quieter.

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Restaurant “Gresna gorica” Zagorje – 67 km from Zagreb

Restaurant "Gresne gorice" Zagorje

Nearby the Veliki Tabor castle, lies one of the best traditional Croatian Zagorje cuisine restaurant – restaurant “Gresna Gorica”.

Located among the vineyards and the picturesque rural surroundings, restaurant “Gresna Gorica” invites to try the best traditional meals of Zagorje.

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Medvednica park & fortress of Medvedgrad – 10 km from Zagreb

Medvednica park & fortress of Medvedgrad

Medvednica is a mountain range, a favoured spot for the citizens of Zagreb city to have a rest.

The central part of the forest-covered mountain, thanks to its many well-equipped roads, tourist lodges, historical monuments and recreational elements, gives the impression of a spacious city park. When you walk along the interesting trails, you can see about a thousand species of plants, listen to the singing of about a hundred kinds of birds and meet different insects and animals. A walk in the forest normalises your life balance.

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