Visit this fort for the panoramic view alone, best enjoyed from the Gradina terrace café beneath the Nugent mausoleum – the Kvarner Bay spreads out before you. Irish-born Austro-Hungarian naval commander Laval Nugent-Westmeath fought Napoleon and rebuilt this medieval Frankopan fortress to house his family and his art collection – his horde of Greek vases can now be seen in Zagreb's archeological museum. The mausoleum is worth a look in, if only for the bad press it gives Nugent’s daughter, the ‘evil and eccentric’ Countess Ana. Down back towards the No.1 bus terminal, you pass Our Lady of Trsat Church and the small Franciscan monastery.
|Venue name:||Trsat Castle|
Petra Zrinskoga, Trsat
|Opening hours:||9am-midnight daily. Office Apr-Nov 9am-8pm daily. Nov-April 9am-5pm daily.|
|Price:||Free. Tours 15kn|