Veliki Tabor

Veliki Tabor

This is a heritage monument, which was rebuilt after extensive conservation and restoration works, and opened to visitors after a completed second stage of renewal. It is located in the municipality Desinić in the Croatian Zagorje. The oldest parts of this fortress date back to the 12th century, and its final look was created in the 16th century during the time of the Rattkay family, which ruled the city for three centuries.

There is a famous legend linked to Veliki Tabor about Veronika Desinićka and Fridrih Celjski, whose love story ended tragically. Veronica and Frederick were married secretly after they eloped, but the army of Frederick's father Herman of Celje caught them and detained Fridrih in the Tower in Celje, and drowned Veronica before sealing her into the walls of the castle. Another version of the legend is that Veronika saved Veliki Tabor from the Turkish siege with her charms: she turned chopped straw into horrible hornets which drove the Turkish invaders away.

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Central Croatia
Desinić