Odescalchi Castle - Ilok City Museum

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Ilok Castle or Odescalchi Castle overlooks the town of Ilok in eastern Croatia. It is built on a hill above the city center, which offers a view of the Danube and the Pannonian Plain. The castle was originally built as his own residence in the 15th century by Nikola Ilochki, the Croatian viceroy and king of Bosnia. The Ottomans conquered Ilok in the 16th century. After the victory against the Ottomans at the Battle of Vienna in 1683, Emperor Leopold I granted the castle, significant estates and the title of Duke of Srijem to Livy Odescalchi, nephew of Pope Innocent XI and a member of the powerful Italian noble family Odescalchi, who would be in the castle for the next two centuries. In the 18th century, Odescalchi restored the castle in the Baroque style. The castle was nationalized by the Yugoslav authorities in 1945. After restoration, it was opened to visitors in 2010. The Ilok City Museum is located on the lower two floors. The wine cellars of the castle are among the most famous in Croatia.

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Ilok

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Šetalište o. Mladena Barbarića 5, 32236, Ilok

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(6 reviews)
Mateo
very good!!!
Jess
Exploring this castle was an amazing experience. I loved seeing their weapon collection
Gerhard
I toured this castle and i loved its ancient design and style. They had an eyecatching historic collection and the guides were hospitable
Manon
We enjoyed the tour at the castle and got the chance to witness the preserved monuments beneath.
Harry
The castle really amazed us, very beautiful as old as it was, the artifacts were well preserved and the tour guide was very informative and friendly. The design was like in old england movies, it felt like a fantasy
Liam
I toured the Ilok city miseum and winecellars present in this castle. It is a location that offers such cultural significance to the locals.
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