Veliki Tabor Castle
Veliki Tabor is a fortress and museum dating from the 12th century. It is located in northwest Croatia, in the region of Zagorje. The castle's present appearance dates back to the 16th century. Most of the castle was built by the Croatian noble family of Rattkay. The castle is owned by the state, which manages it as a museum and a tourist site. The oldest part of the castle is the Five-Cornered Tower, built in the twelfth century. The roof consists of twelve different materials. The castle interior has galleries with round pillars. The castle chapel on the first floor contains the skull of the legendary Veronika of Desinić. The collections in the exhibition spaces include old vehicles, ethnographic items, the first manufacture of medicines, swords and armour, paintings and pottery, as well as a presentation of the noble Ratkaj family who used to own the castle.
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