Medvedgrad Castle Tours
Sitting on the southern flanks of Mount Medvednica and looking over the suburbs of Zagreb, Medvedgrad Castle is one of Croatia’s most important medieval fortresses. It was constructed in the mid-13th century to protect the growing city from invasion by the Tatars, who were warlike tribes under the rule of Mongolia in the Far East. The castle changed hands many times over the centuries, and by the mid-15th century was in the hands of the Counts of Celje, who terrorized the local area, plundering neighboring villages and towns. Following their downfall and a disastrous earthquake in 1590, the castle was abandoned and fell in to decay before being rediscovered in 1979 and slowly nursed back to life. Today the defense walls stand once more, encircling the carefully restored stone chapel of St Philip and St Jacob, the Great Palace, fortified towers and the Oltar Domovine (Homeland Altar) memorial to all the war dead of Croatia, made of stone from regions across the country and bearing an eternal flame. There are magical summer concerts at the castle in July and the last weekend in September sees an annual medieval pageant; a new visitor center is in the planning.
Address: prilaz Kraljičinom zdencu, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia
Hours: Apr–May Sat–Sun 11am–7pm; May–Sept Tue–Sun 11am–7pm; Sept–Oct Tue–Sun 10am–6pm; Oct–Nov 8.30am–4pm.
5 Tours and Activities to Experience Medvedgrad Castle
Visit one of the Zagreb region’s most significant landmarks, and help bring its history to life, on this small-group, falconry-themed tour of Medvedgrad Castle. Choose a morning or afternoon tour to best suit your schedule, and set off from the city center. You’ll have ample opportunity to explore the medieval castle, which is built on Mt. Medvednica and offers sweeping views of the city. You’ll also witness a special falconry demonstration, and will learn about what daily life was like during the era.
Being accommodated in multiple award winning bed & breakfast furnished by 19 century design masterpieces, you will have enough time to relax before and after each tailor made tour created just for you. Private Adventure Zagreb City break will offer insight of the city vibe, but will also take you to Zagreb surroundings and it's wilderness, especially Nature Park Medvednica, located just 30 min car drive from your accommodation. This micro adventure city break will lift your spirits up by taking you to well-known bicycle tour through the city of Zagreb, Photo Safari Tour where you will be taken on the journey across the mountain, drinking fresh water from mountain stream, seeing wildlife and ending the day visiting Medvedgrad medieval fortress. On the last day itinerary will take you for stand-up paddling tour, enjoying Zagreb's main city lake, it's channels, wildlife and a well deserved refreshing waters.
Nourishing your heart, soul and mind is what Private Zagreb trek and yoga city break is all about. Accommodation is multiple award winning boutique bed & breakfast, designed with heart and soul, where furniture and lamps are carefully chosen to emanate balanced energy and create positive flow. Starting with daily yoga session on 100 m2 terracce of the premises your body will be prepared for the things to come. Exploring the city of Zagreb will be through tailor made walking tour, enabling you to see and experience the city as locals knew it. Little known places, cafe's, parks and hidden locations will be presented as well as suggestions how to spend the rest of your day. Trekking in Nature park Medvednica will open you perspective, nurture your senses and hugging an oak tree is more then welcomed activity :) .
Escape the bustling city on a 4x4 tour of Medvednica Nature Park. Discover hidden highlights, including a former silver mine shaft, 200 year old trout farm, and ancient spring, as well as included access to Medvedgrad Fortress. Absorb views of the mountain landscape as you cruise along off-road trails and look out for native wildlife, such as deer and boar, while gaining insight into the region from your guide.
This tour is unique because of electric bikes. My wish is that travelers see everything and not get tired, which is option with e-bikes. Even better thing is that those are mountain bikes, so this tour will be everything but exhausting. Each bike has bottle holder so if someone is not into wearing the backpack they can put their bottle on the bike. We were thinking about our guests safety so helmets are included in price. Since I am photography lover my travelers can take as much photos as they want, or I can take it for them. There is an option of me recording the tour for you with GoPro camera.
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What are Medvedgrad Castle hours of operation?
Medvedgrad Castle hours of operation: Apr–May Sat–Sun 11am–7pm; May–Sept Tue–Sun 11am–7pm; Sept–Oct Tue–Sun 10am–6pm; Oct–Nov 8.30am–4pm.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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