If you’ve researched Croatia, then you know we’ve got a long, complicated and colorful history. Modern day witnesses to this tale are the castles in Zagorje region. Each tells a piece of the puzzle and offers plenty to photograph and explore. This story is part of our day tours from Zagreb.
Beginning at Veliki Tabor castle, you can listen to the sad but gripping tale of Veronika Desinić. The oldest tower dates from the 12th century, while its round pillars cast interesting shadows to photograph.
Continuing on to Trakošćan castle, a gem from the Medieval era, we’ll explore a fully rebuilt building from the 13th century perched atop a hill. The museum within illustrates the way of life, while the lake beneath offers a glimpse into how the owners relaxed.
After working up an appetite and soothing it with local gastronomy, we will head out to the former capital of Croatia, the baroque town of Varaždin. Its preserved historical center and well-kept old town will surely offer an incentive for your photography.
During your tour, listen as your guide points out the best angles for your photography. Perhaps master a few new techniques along the way, then return in comfort to your departure point in Zagreb to conclude your tour.