Photographer's Note

In the 13th century Trsat fell under the County of Vinodol and within the administration of the Lords Frankopan, that most prominent croatian family descending from Krk.

The fortress also played a significant role in the defense against turkish assaults. There used to be a constant guard watching for any possible invasion attempts. But with time and a diminishing threat of invasions from the sea, the fortress lost some of its strategic importance. And just as well, as it was razed to the ground by the great earthquake of 1750.
Thereafter Trsat came under austro-hungarian authority, but even then, at the end of 18th century, it still retained local government.

In 1824 what remained of the fortress was yielded to the austrian general Laval Nugent, who took on the task of reconstruction. He renovated the towers, rebuild the mausoleum and constructed in the north-eastern tower a museum. But Nugent's beneficiaries were incapable of the upkeep and restoration was stopped.

The final improvements were made in 1960.

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Viewed: 1955
Points: 34
Additional Photos by Carmela Zmiric (Carma) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 397 W: 229 N: 259] (2440)
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