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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.See Frankopan Castle and all Krk Island has to offer by arranging your trip with our Krk Island visit planner.
Frankopan Castle Reviews
When in Krk you can’t miss the castle. You don’t need a ticket to see the inside (not very interesting) but you can walk along the walls and you have to pay for it. Very nice when there are concerts..... more »
Nice castle, very well restaurated. Nice vies from top of the walls. Duration of visit less than an hour. more »
Been here a dozen times, but this year it opened it's inside. Renovated I guess or funded through the EU? Anyway, really nice on the inside, worth a visit, interesting stories.
Definitely worth the visit! It was interesting to learn some history and have a great view of the seaside and the city from above.
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