Castle Gjalski was home of Ksaver Sandor Gjalski, very famous Croatian writer who lived there at the end of 19th century. The building has been renovated and transformed into tourist attraction – now it’s a hotel with a restaurant where you can see how Croatian aristocracy lived there more than a 100 years ago. The castle is located on the northwest of Croatia, very close to Slovenian border and only few miles away from Zagreb. The building is surrounded by cultivated parks and is great for organizing weddings, parties, romantic evenings or some social gatherings. From the Castle Gjalski, you can see mountain Medvednica, which is a standard destination for weekend hikers. The area in general is well known for their gastronomy. The castle Gjalski also offers accommodation in a hotel decorated in a manner of royal palaces.
Did you know that K.S. Gjalski wrote a book of short stories called Under the Old Roofs that celebrates peaceful country life?
What to Do at the Castle
Castle Gjalski is definitely a good place for wedding receptions since the restaurant is big enough to cater guests and the nature surrounding the castle will be a good scenery for wedding photographs. If you’re a newlywed, visit the place during a honeymoon. Taste luxury meals with venison and chicken, prosciutto or grilled pork – all is served with Croatian or Slovenian wines. The place is excellent for long and peaceful walks and you can reach the top of the mountain Medvednica, which is near
How to Come to the Castle
From Zagreb you can come to the Castle by driving a car on Zagreb-Zabok highway – just folloe the signs. But you can travel to Zabok by train – it is slow, but pretty cheap. It’s best to visit the place between spring and autumn.