Castle in Trakoscan

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Trakošćan [trakɔʃtɕan] (also pronounced Trakostyan) is a castle located in northern Croatia (in the Varaždin County) that dates back to the 13th century (first written mention is in 1334).

It has been meticulously maintained and is currently one of the best preserved historic buildings in the country. The ban of Croatia Ivan Drašković (or Draskovich) (1550–1613) was from Trakošćan.

Trakošćan was built in the 13th century within Croatia's northwestern fortification system, as a rather small observation fortress for monitoring the road from Ptuj to Bednja Valley.

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Valerio Manassero on January 17, 2013

Beautiful picture LIKE + Fav! Many greetings from Italy, Valerio

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  • Uploaded on September 19, 2012
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    by tKope
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
    • Taken on 2010/10/30 14:09:14
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/2500)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO640
    • Exposure Bias: -0.67 EV
    • No flash