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Palace Luznica

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Palace Loznica is a registered cultural monument of Croatia. The Palace is situated near Zagreb, and was built in the mid 18th century. This is a one-storey building in the Baroque style, where the open three wing with cylindrical corner towers.

Inside the Palace is also very attractive. The basement, where it lived a servant, made simple and without decorations. The walls, which were used by the owners, richer in decorations and have the remnants of the images. Preserved some valuable elements of interior stair railing, antique carved Cabinet.

English Park in which the castle is located on the border between city and forest landscape and covers eight hectares. The Park and Palace is visually and functionally linked. Park done in the English style and is characterized by large groves, which are adjacent to the surrounding forest, hilly terrain, poor trails, a large lake and alternating areas of Sunny meadows and shady corners. Also the Park has a lot of lawns with flowers.

The first owner of the castle was Baron Rauch in the 18th century. In 1925, the sisters of charity of St. Vincent de Paul bought the castle, which still belongs to them. The castle was bought for the needs of elderly and sick sisters. In adjacent territories was an opportunity for agricultural work and food production as for the needs of the sisters and patients of the hospital in which they served. Very soon the castle became a refuge for poor people and street children. The community suffered greatly during the Second World War, resulting in the Park and the castle was destroyed.

After the recognition of Croatia, work began on the reconstruction of the cultural heritage. Today you can see the results of efforts in reviving this jewel of Croatian architecture. The house is valuable not only at national level but also internationally.

Loznica, compared to other similar complexes in the region (abandoned, not used, partially destroyed), is a very striking example of the self-financing and survival.