Desinić, Veliki Tabor Castle, November 2011
An exhibition presented the second phase of conservation work on the Veliki Tabor Castle. The conservation-restoration programme included a renovation of exteriors and roofs and a complete construction recovery of the complex, allowing the visitors access to the castle.
This residential complex, a fortress and a country estate, is one of the most significant monuments of civil architecture in continental Croatia. Begun in the early 16th century, it has Late Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style characteristics.
The rehabilitation of the castle was initiated by the Croatian Conservation Institute in 2005, when the Palais - the central and oldest part of the castle - was renovated, along with the inner court galleries. This was a follow-up to a comprehensive research of the Castle and its surroundings undertaken in 1995.
The next phase is to include a renovation of the towers' interiors, for a permanent museum display which is to be set up in the Castle.
Brochure, in Croatian [PDF: 199 KB]
Exhibition boards, in Croatian [PDF: 8.35 MB]
An overview of conservation-restoration work and research, in Croatian [PDF: 3.53 MB]