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Renaissance Star-Shaped Fortress

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Address: Karlovac, Croatia
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+385 47 615 980

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star is still recognizable but no fortress

Bit's of the star are still visible surrounding the old town separating it from the larger more modern part of Karlovac. We spent less than an hour strolling from one end of... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2015
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Karlovac, Croatia
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

What to say about place that you visit almost every day, by walking or ride a bicycle, for me this is beautiful place, this parks surrounding star are excellent.

Thank Zoran2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Bit's of the star are still visible surrounding the old town separating it from the larger more modern part of Karlovac. We spent less than an hour strolling from one end of the old town to the other and back. It was a nice walk but not worth the time unless you want to stretch your legs. We wished we'd... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Karlovac is a relatively new settlement which knows the exact date of production - 13 July 1579 . It was founded as a fortress to protect against the Turkish conquest, in the plain at the confluence of the river Korana to river Kupa, at the foot of the ancient ruins of Old Castle Dubovac . Named after its founder, the... More 

1 Thank TCork2014
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

Karlovac is small city and you won't find a lot of stuff to do, but they are saying that it is a town on four rivers which is quite unique. For a one day or half-day stroll it is recommended to park near the river where you will find great playground, hotel and restaurant, and take a walk up to... More 

1 Thank Sasha P
Seremban, Malaysia
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183 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

It's one of those cities with a great history but it's not told as much. Good to be discovered personally though.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Don't waste your time visiting Karlovac as there is nothing to see. Very little assistance for tourists to find any attractions unlike Zagreb. You need a vivid imagination to see the star-shaped fortress.

1 Thank John J
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

You can feel smell of the horses, you can hear the armor noise. It is unique world military heritage.

1 Thank Leo P
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Reviewed 18 March 2013

Zvijezda (The Star) is the oldest part of Karlovac, built in the 16th century. Karlovac was a fortified town built to take part in the defense against the Turks that were invading Europe at the time. Its ground plan was laid out in the form of a six-pointed star set within defensive walls and ditches filled with water. In each... More 

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