Frankopan Castle, Krk Island

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Frankopan Castle is a castle located on the southwest coast of the island Krk, in the ancient town of Krk, which is one of the oldest towns in the Adriatic, in Croatia.HistoryFrankopan Castle on Kamplin was raised by Croatian noble family of Frankopan through several centuries and several generations. After the death of the first Duke Dujam, his sons continue to dominate over the island and the town of Krk. They left first architectural traces in the town of Krk. The oldest part of fortification is the square tower with the diocese, in which was located Frankopans courtroom. The inscription on the lunette over the entrance confirms that the building was raised in 1191, at the time of Bishop John and dukes Vitus and Bartula, with the help of the entire municipality.The round tower on the northern corner of the castle with a transversely extended lower part, was built after the square, probably in the 13th century. It was restored around 1480, and again around 1600. On the tower there is bricked inscription Aureae Venetorum libertati with lions of St. Mark, which dates from 1500. This cylindrical tower has two floors and attic. On the ground floor once there were two doors, one open to the Kamplin, and the other toward the interior of the castle. On the eastern part of the castle, overlooking the sea there is still a square tower, while on the western part of the castle there was a sentry box for guard. Within the complex there was space for soldiers. It is not known precisely when, but the entire complex was completed before 1348.
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  • August 14, 2017
    To visit a little history of the town of Krk, the Frankopan Castle is one of the remnants of the history of the Croatian islands. Worth the trip!
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  • August 13, 2017
    Only worth the view over the city, a tired but should be seen. It's cheap and it can be done. A half hour ...
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  • August 9, 2017
    Nice castle maximum 30 minutes, exhibits are few and look to be copies, the view from the top is nice. Could be much more fun with buffed up exhibitons and some background and history.  more »
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  • July 29, 2017
    Great old castle. And once you get to the top there is a great view over the bay. Would recommend to everyone visiting Krk
  • July 9, 2017
    The city is very nice. Take time to visit the Frankopan castle and the cathedral and have a walk along the harbor with yachts. The castle is small, has a well and a catapult in the court and a collection of weapons in the towers. From the towers and walls there opens a superb view onto the lighthouse and sealine. The entrance costs 22hrk for adults
  • August 5, 2017
    10 years back...5 stars...now...lost originality , just to make you spend your money in every way
  • July 28, 2017
    It's quite a small castle. It showcases some nice antique weaponry and has a very nice view over the bay.
  • July 5, 2017
    Nice place to visit, very old castle with a great view

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