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“Nice view” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nehaj Castle

Nehaj Castle
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Plitvice Lakes Private Day Trip from Rijeka
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Senj
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Brno, Czech Republic
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice view”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

Not a must but if you have time you can go there. There is really nice view, but whole castle is moreless tower and it is not interesting inside. There is some exposition and art gallery.

Visited August 2013
Thank Viktor B
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good historical value and interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

We stayed over in Senj overnight on our way from Pula to Plitvice with intention of visiting the Nehaj Fortress (I think fortress is a better description than castle).

The fortress has been preserved really well and en route to visit there are infromation boards around providing information about different Uskoks which had made an influence during the times of Ottoman & Venetian threats. The exhibits within the fortress had information boards in different languages so we were able to pass round and have a good idea of what we were seeing. The boards also presented the history of the town and the fortress itself. Although this was very interesting I did feel that it was a little subjective in that it swayed in great favour of the Uskoks and gave them much praise perhaps instead of historical accuracy (not that I am disagreeing with the events but rather how they were written on the boards).

Overall, we got an hour or so of looking around and them made our way to the roof of the fortress. We chose a wet and windy day so it was a little scary up there but the views were great. It also gave us an impression of what it would be like to be on guard duty up there and suffering the elements!

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Stacey B
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Stockholm, Sweden
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85 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Perfect for lunch break on a road trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2013

From the main road it was just a minute to drive there. It had great free parking facilities. Inside there is found a small restaurant serving great food. The personnel hardly had any english language knowledge but were helpful and service minded. Perfect for a lunch break when driving the Croation coastal road. The affordable (55 KN) mixed grill tasted great. There is also a museum if thats your cup of tea.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank strober
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Rather small, but really historical value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2012

I visited this tower (not quite a castle, local people call it tower) on purpose, while on vacation nearby. We learn about it a lot in elementary school in Croatia, so it is a must visit if we care about history at all. It is well preserved, but the old core of the surrounding city is not taken care at all. There are decaying old buildings from the same era as the tower and this also could turn into turist attraction if someone recognized the value of it. Most other cities even younger than Senj and with no history have taken many steps to rebuild the facades and walls, but Senj is not considered a tourist city by its inhabitants and general population. Even the parking places are free :) Maybe this is the next undiscovered gem of the Croatian coast?

Visited August 2012
Thank Ivan N
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Houston, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“a nice little castle”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2012

The castle was on our way down to Zadar. It was a nice break from the drive. The castle is well preserved and has a museum and restaurant inside. It was nice to walk around and read about the history of it. the view from the top was very impressive and the entrance was rather inexpensive. There were no other tourists around, so aside to the people in the restaurant, we had the castle to ourselves which was nice.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank meli50meli
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