In the 11th and 12th centuries, the fortress of county prefects (castrum comitis) was built next to the intersection of three Roman roads. Today's Old Town developed from it.
2025 marks the 100th anniversary of the Museum in the Old Town, 450 years since the construction of the Renaissance fortress, 250 years since the end of the Baroque transformation of the Old Town and 1,100 years of the Kingdom of Croatia.
sheetlets: 25,000 copies per motif, common sheets: 1,500 copies
In the same series:
CASTLES OF CROATIA
Type: C Date: 18.5.2023.
Motifs: Batthyany Castle in Ludbreg, Old Town Varaždin, Zrinski Castle in Čakovec, Feštetić Castle in Pribislavec
The stamps were issued in 9-stamp sheetlets and in a common 8-stamp sheet (2 x 4 v) with 8 labels, and the Croatian Post has also issued a First Day Cover (FDC).
Today's castle in Čakovec contains a medieval Wasserburg, a Renaissance fortress of pentagonal shape with Renaissance and Baroque bastions, a Baroque manor/palace in the center and a park from the 19th century built in the area of a glacis (glacis, clearing).
Today's castle was built in the middle of the 19th century by Count Juraj Feštetić, a descendant of the old noble family Feštetić (hun. Festetics), originating in Turopolje, southeast of Zagreb. King Ferdinand II gave them the title of nobility.
The layout size of the castle amounts to 32x33 m with an inner courtyard. It consists of four floors. The fourth floor was originally incorporated into the mansard roof, which was altered in the 19th century, so the castle took on its present appearance. The castle is part of the Baroque-Classicist urban complex north of the medieval settlement.