Kozljak castle


Kozljak castle and the Barbo family, members of the old Venetian patrician family and one of the owners from the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century, left a significant mark due to an indisputable historical fact. Namely, in the time of Protestantism, it became a bulwark of the Reformation in Istria. Franjo Barbo made Kozhljak the center of Protestantism, but also of the Glagolitic cultural tradition. He owned the largest library of Protestant books that were distributed throughout Istria, as the Inquisition once wrote.

Inside the castle is a small church dedicated to St. Hadrian, originally a smaller Romanesque chapel, and later a parish church, significantly extended in 1834.

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Place Type

abandoned castles



Place Location

52233, Kožljak


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