Multimedia attraction in the fortress - Buzet's Petrapilosa Castle nominated for best cultural heritage project

Castle Petrapilosa was nominated for the Europa Nostra 2020 award for best European cultural heritage projects in the category “Conservation - outstanding achievements in the field of conservation, improvement, and adaptation of cultural heritage to a new purpose.”



The nomination is an excellent opportunity for the wider European public to get acquainted with this part of the cultural heritage of the Buzet area, which will further contribute to its revitalization and promotion, advance planned programs and enable new partnerships in future activities at the Petrapilosa Castle, Deputy Mayor Ana Pernic said.

The millennium-old building should soon be put into operation as part of the EU project KulTERRA - Revitalization of Istrian castles Morosini-Grimani and Petrapilosa.

Recently renovated and refurbished, Petrapilosa Castle became an excellent choice for excursionists. At the entrance, you will have the opportunity to read all about the history of this fascinating castle, and the tour offers various facilities that children and adults will enjoy.

For example, you will be able to virtually move earth on the floor of the chapel of St. Maria Magdalena from the 12th century to discover the frescoes found there. You will play memory, in an interactive way you will get acquainted with numerous historical facts and legends, and do not be surprised when you are greeted in several languages by – a knight. Petrapilosa was, throughout history, primarily a military fortress with feudal and military accommodations. It was abandoned after a big fire 300 years ago and was never restored later. Today, completely adapted for visitors, this fortress proudly stands on a high cliff and tells history in a very interesting way.