Pazin Castle


Towering over the abyss, this solid Pazin Castle is the largest and best preserved medieval building in all of Istria. The castle was first mentioned in 983, and various architectural styles were added to it over the centuries. At the foot of the castle walls, which were accessed via a drawbridge, is the hatch of the Pazin Cave, a mysterious abyss that has always inspired the human imagination. Kaštel and Pazinska jama are the scene of the novel by Mathias Sandorf, whose author is Jules Verne, the father of science fiction.
Today, the Pazin Castle houses the Ethnographic Museum of Istria, where it is possible to see material related to the life of the inhabitants of the Istrian peninsula.

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№8 of 13 places in Pazin
№1903 of 2178 places in Croatia
№1 of 1 maintained castles in Pazin
№18 of 22 maintained castles in Croatia

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prilaz Kaštelu 8, 52000, Pazin


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