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The historic Krk Frankopan castle

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Frankopan castle in Krk is one of the most important monuments of antiquity, a part of the architectural heritage of North-Western Croatia 12-17 centuries. It is not only a valuable resource for the study of war and peace the history of the city, but also a magical place for visitors who seek to enjoy the spirit of antiquity and magnificent scenery in the hilly region of Hrvatsko Zagorje.

Built to defend the city about nine years ago, a noble family Frankopan castle today transformed into an exhibition platform, but it has partially retained its original appearance. Currently, the building can be viewed while walking the castle walls and three towers.

The oldest part is the Square tower. It is assumed that it was intended for the belfry of the Cathedral, but apart from the Church bells ringing from the tower came the sound of an alarm, if the city was in danger. Above the gate is the inscription: "This is the work of the whole community in the year of our Lord 1191" . The frescoes found in the layers of the walls of the Square tower suggests that it was used for religious ceremonies or other celebrations, and in the future, the tower served as place of trial. With the entrance to this tower starts today, tour the castle: on the ground floor is the oldest monument inscribed on it the name of the city of Krk fourth century of our era, and on the second floor you can explore the genealogy and Frankopan to see the clothes of the era.

Venetian and Austrian tower is named after its reconstruction. The first tower, also called Round, underwent restoration during the Venetian reign of the island. Standing on her second floor, you can go through the walls of the castle, with views all four sides. In the upper Austrian part of the tower, restored during the reign of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, is a Romanesque window, creating the effect of open space with views of the sea.

The walls of the castle were adapted for patrol, loopholes were covered with special shields to protect the archers. In the inner part of the castle was enough space to shelter behind the walls of soldiers and citizens in case of danger. For drinking water there was a tank and had two exits in the South and West of the fortress for supplies of provisions.