viernes, 3 de marzo de 2017

Magical time in Trakošćan Castle



One of my major must in this new trip to Croatia was to finally visit Trakošćan Castle. The first time I was in this country, I didn't really knew about it and that was why I didn't visit it. But when I saw some pictures of it on Instagram I knew that I had to see this place with my own eyes! I have never been to a castle before and it was really something I always wanted to do so I thought this was the perfect opportunity for sure!
Trakošćan Castle is located in the northern part of Croatia, very close to the border with Slovenia and it's very easy to get there by car. At first I was trying to get there by bus because the buses are very practical to move around the country but in this case, as Trakošćan is not like a proper city, I couldn't find much information online on how to get there by regular bus. However, I was able to book a private transfer to take me to the castle and also to drive me to Varaždin, a very charming city that is close to it and that I will tell you more about in a next post. The transfer also included the pick up from my appartment in Zagreb and also the return, so in the end it was a good price for the whole day.
So, getting back to my visit to the castle I must say that I was completely overwhelmed with the beauty of this place! I have started with the outer part and I took many pictures of the park and the lake that is right below the castle. This was absolutely magical and even though it was super cold that day, I spend like half an hour out there appreciating the beauty of this environment.
Then it was time to enter the castle, which works as a museum, and I was very surprised because it doesn't look as big as it really is on the inside! You can walk around every room of the castle and learn about the different art and furniture pieces that are there and about the life of the family who owned it, the Drašković family. It was really interesting for me to also learn something more about the history of this country.
I spent like one hour and a half inside the castle just looking to every single room but I didn't take any pictures there because it's not allowed so I can't show you many things from the inside of the castle but it's a great visit for sure and the outside is completely stunning!
Anyway, as I was leaving the castle, something magical for me happened and it was that I saw through one of the windows that it had started snowing!! I rarely see any snow in Buenos Aires so for me snow by itself is always pretty special but imagine being there in such a beautiful and antique castle and seeing the snow falling through the window, it was like a movie! I really couldn't believe it and I was so happy that I didn't care how cold I was I just wanted to go outside and catch the snowflakes in my hands! My inner child was jumping of joy and I'm so thankful that I was able to experience such a beautiful moment. I really don't have any more to add to this so let's get to the pictures! Hope you like them!

































































26 comentarios :

  1. The grounds of this castle look so special and ideal for wandering through on a cold winter's day - or warm summer's afternoon :) How nice to have arranged a private transfer back straight to your front door, great planning!

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    1. Thank you Gabrielle!! Yes, I wanted to do a group tour for this but there weren't enough people so the people from the travel agency suggested me to get a private transfer and it's was very convinient! I'm sure this castle is also very beautiful in the summer :)

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  2. I have a soft spot for castles in general. I always visit them when I can! :)
    LA VEINE

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    1. Yes it's very nice to visit them and imagine how was life in the past!
      Thanks for your comment Marta!

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    1. You definitely should, it's very beautiful!!

      Thanks a lot Bernadette! :)

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  4. what a magical place!! would loved to visit oneday!
    xx

    marisa
    blog : summerinmarch

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    1. Yes, it really is a magical place!!

      Thank you Marisa!! :)

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  5. Sooo exciting that it started snowing!! It really does look magical! Love your scarf by the way :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. Thank you so much Sofia!!! I love that scarf too!! It's from H&M and it so easy to style it with everything and it's so warm!

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  6. Beautiful photos!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

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  7. It looks so beautiful and peaceful!
    -PerlaGiselle
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    1. Thank you Perla!! Yes, it's a very peaceful and quite place. When I visited it there were only a few more people so you could really enjoy!

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  8. I love exploring castles and their grounds. Can't for Europe later this year

    Sxx
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    1. So exciting that you're travelling to Europe as well!! You will love it!!

      Thanks for your comment Sonia! :)

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  9. Wonderful and calm photos.
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  10. Lovely photos! I'd love to visit one day! :) xx

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  11. Snow and a castle? Must have been magical!

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    1. Yes, It really was!! I couldn't believe how lucky I was to see that :)

      Thanks for your comment Jeanne!!

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