The Oršić Castle - Gornja Stubica
Collection titleCultural Heritage
First broadcast date2007
AbstractThe Oršić Castle is a baroque castle in the Municipality of Gornja Stubica, Krapina-Zagorje County, northwestern Croatia. It was built in 1756 by Croatian count Krsto Oršić /English: Christopher Orshich (1718–1782) on the site of a previous fortress from the Middle Ages and designed in L-shaped ground plan. From the backyard side the both wings are open in arcades that follow the line of the corridor, while the outside frontage is quite simple, with rhythmically aligned windows and a few corner rustic details. After a large earthquake in 19th century a classicist porch with a tympanum and Doric columns was added to the castle. Inside there is a well-preserved chapel with illusionistic murals and an illustrated baroque altar. Until 1924 the castle was the feudal residence of the Oršić family, but then the last members left it. A primary school was situated in a part of the castle for some time after that, and a local peasant's cooperative society as well. At the end of the sixties and the beginning of the seventies of the last century the castle was thoroughly renewed and transformed into a Museum of the Peasants' revolt, which deals with a tragic event that occurred in 1573 in this area.
- HRT - Own production
BroadcasterHRT - HRT
- Družba vitezova Zlatnog kaleža
- Art, Culture and Knowledge
Credits / Cast
- Dubravec Edda - Journalist
- Marotti Luka - Director
- Petrović Damjan - Photographer
Period of events
- From 1500 to 1800
- Croatia - Central Croatia - Gornja Stubica
Media running time14m40
Additional informationZagorje is a region with beautiful landscapes, small hills, wineyards and many castles. Almost every village has a castle. The most popular are Trakošćan, Veliki Tabor, Bežanec, Novi dvori and Oršić.
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