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Baroque Castle – Zagorje Weddings – Castle Weddings

The castle in Zagorje is a Baroque castle which was constructed in 1756 at the site of an older medieval fortress by a member of the aristocratic family. The new castle did not have a defense purpose any more, and was used instead solely for a living.

The castle’s plan is an L-shape, and the third wing used to be connected to the older fortress. Viewed from the yard side, the wings open in arcades which follow the line of the corridor, and the outer façades are simple, with rithmicly spaced windows and rustic details on the corners.

After the large earthquake in the 19th century, a classist portico with tympanum and Doric pillars was added to the castle. The chapel, considered to be the best preserved of the whole castle, contains illusionist mural paintings, an allegoric depiction of the four continents, as well as painted Baroque altar depicting scenes from the life of Saint Francis Xavier, attributed to the famous master Anton Lerhinger and considered to be some of the best Baroque paintings.

The castle was a feudal residence until 1924, when the last members of the family left. Several rooms of the castle housed an elementary school for a while, and they were also used by a local peasants’ cooperative. At the end of 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s, the castle was completely renovated and the Peasants’ Revolt Museum has been housed there ever since. There is a decorative parterre garden around the castle, while the surrounding area was made into a landscaped park in the 1960s, containing local and exotic plant species.

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