CASTLE

The Grad Castle proudly stands on the remains of an inactive volcano on the hill above the Grad village. According to legend, the Knights Templar began its construction. Over the course of eight centuries, a large pentagonal castle structure was build, which is today considered as the largest castle and feudal complex in Slovenia. Following attacks by the Turks, kuruc and rebellious farmers, the castle got its baroque image with multi-level arcade corridors, a castle chapel and a bell tower. Elements of different architectural styles from Gothic, Romanesque to Baroque are skillfully included in the castle complex and reflect the wealth of its owners. Surrounded by the canopies of centuries-old trees, the castle defies the time for over 800 years. From 2004 onward, the castle has been managed by the Goričko Nature Park Public Institute as a Trilateral park Goričko-Raab-Őrség Centre. The renovated premises nowdays houses the exhibition on the nature richness and cultural landscape of the Goričko Nature park along with interesting presentation of historical and ethnological heritage of Goričko. 

NOTICE
Dear visitors,
We would like to inform you that from 24st October 2020, onwards Grad castle is closed for visitors and overnight guests due to Slovenian Goverment decree. 

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as the situation gets better. We kindly ask you to check current information on our website. 
More information: 02 551 88 60 ali or e-mail: vodniki@goricko.info

 

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