Hrastovlje Castle

Hrastovlje Castle lies atop a small hill next to the village of the same name in Slovenia, south of the Ialian city of Triëst.

To be honest this isn't a real castle but actually a fortified church. But it sure looks great.

This Roman Church of the Holy Trinity dates back to the 12th-14th century. Only its sacristy was built in the 19th century. The inside of the church is decorated with beautiful fresco's from the 13th century. In the 16th century the Turks besieged this area and to protect the church, the castle-like curtain wall was built, with only two round towers on opposite corners, one of which is guarding the gate.

The inside of the church can be visited for a small fee. I could not find any other historical info about this site, so if anyone knows more, please mail me!

So although this is not a 'real' castle I like its appearance a lot.


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Hrastovlje Castle

Hrastovlje Castle lies atop a small hill next to the village of the same name in Slovenia, south of the Ialian city of Triëst.

To be honest this isn't a real castle but actually a fortified church. But it sure looks great.

This Roman Church of the Holy Trinity dates back to the 12th-14th century. Only its sacristy was built in the 19th century. The inside of the church is decorated with beautiful fresco's from the 13th century. In the 16th century the Turks besieged this area and to protect the church, the castle-like curtain wall was built, with only two round towers on opposite corners, one of which is guarding the gate.

The inside of the church can be visited for a small fee. I could not find any other historical info about this site, so if anyone knows more, please mail me!

So although this is not a 'real' castle I like its appearance a lot.


Gallery

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://castles.nl/hrastovlje-castle#sigFreeId9206ab6b13