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Zrin Castle

Zrin Castle
Zrin
Croatia

Ruins of Zrin
Zrin Castle
Shown within Croatia
Type Castle
Coordinates 45°11′53″N 16°22′05″E / 45.198°N 16.368°E / 45.198; 16.368Coordinates: 45°11′53″N 16°22′05″E / 45.198°N 16.368°E / 45.198; 16.368

Built 13th century
Construction
materials
Limestone
Current
condition
Ruins
Controlled by Zrinski noble family


Zrin Castle (Gradina Zrin) is a ruined castle located in the village of Zrin, south of the town of Sisak in central Croatia.

History

The castle was first mentioned in the 13th century as a fortress ruled by the Babonić clan. Later (1328-1347) it was possessed by the members of Iločki family. In 1347, the Hungarian-Croatian King Louis I the Great bestowed the fortress to the noble Šubić family who changed their family name after it, becoming Zrinski. It remained in their possession until the Ottoman onslaught in the region, and the fortress fell to them on 20 October 1577. It wasn't until 1718 that the castle was retaken from the Ottomans.[1]

Today, the castle is in ruins.

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