According to the data known so far, the first settlement in the present-day area of Cakovec was built by the Romans under the name Aquama, as a fortress for military needs. Cakovec was named after Count Dimitrij Csaky (Chaki), who at the beginning of the 13th century built a wooden fortress called "Chakov turen". Cakovec was first explicitly mentioned as a fortified town in 1333 in a document of King Robert. Throughout its turbulent history, Cakovec, like Medjimurje, often changed masters. The most significant period is certainly the 16th and 17th centuries, when Croatian bans and military leaders from the Zrinski family ruled in Cakovec. Through several generations, the Zrinski family created one of the most luxurious Croatian and European castles of that time from the Cakovec fortress.
№328 in Cities of Croatia