Gvozdansko Castle

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Gvozdansko Castle
Sisak-Moslavina County
Gvozdansko, Croatia.JPG
Ruins of Gvozdansko Castle
Gvozdansko Castle is located in Croatia
Gvozdansko Castle
Gvozdansko Castle
Coordinates 45°07′59″N 16°12′54″E / 45.133°N 16.215°E / 45.133; 16.215
Type Castle
Site information
Controlled by Zrinski noble family
Condition Ruins
Site history
Built 15th century
Materials Limestone

Gvozdansko Castle is a castle in Gvozdansko village, between the towns of Dvor and Glina and not far from Zrin Castle, in Sisak-Moslavina County, central Croatia.


The Gvozdansko Castle was probably built in the second half of the 15th century, due to mining rights of Croatian Zrinski noble family. The castle was first mentioned in 1488. Nikola III Zrinski and his son Nikola Šubić Zrinski frequently came to Gvozdansko in order to inspect the mines and the mint.[1]

The Turks attempted to conquer the Gvozdansko Castle on several occasions. Three major attempts were made in 1561 by Malkoč-beg, in 1574 by Ferhad-beg, and in 1576 by Kapidži-pasha.[2] The final siege by Ferhat-paša Sokolović with 10,000 soldiers, which was fought from 3 October 1577 to 13 January 1578, was much better prepared.[2] That Siege of Gvozdansko ended with an Ottoman victory on 13 January 1578. Ottoman rule in Gvozansko lasted until 1718.

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  1. ^ "The mining and minting rights of Croatian aristocracy" Mirnik, Ivan
  2. ^ a b "Zrinske utvrde u hrvatskom Pounju" [Fortresses built by Zrinski family in Croatian pounje region] (PDF). Građevinar (in Croatian). Zagreb: Croatian Society of Civil Engineers. 55: 304–307. 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2011-02-16.