Bourg Medved- Medieval architectural gem


Borough, Bourg or in other words and languages known as Borgo, Burgz, Burg, etc. is a fortified Medieval architecture complex with special architecture characteristics usually mistaken with castles.

Bourg Medved is the perfect Bourg with all architectural characteristics one should have.

Fortified building complex situated on the southern slopes of the Medvednica mountain overwatch Croatian capital city, Zagreb. Built between 1249 – 1254 on demand of Catholic priests in order to protect the city ( mostly themselves). It is the perfect representative of the medieval borough building.

During the time Medved owners and inhabitants were all kinds of notable figures from the Catholic Church as well as Hungarian and Croatian nobility.

The last owners of the Bourg were Gregoryanetz family in the 16th century. An earthquake heavily damaged the Bourg Medved after that.

There are many legends and stories about Medved’s inhabitants. Certainly the most intriguing are the stories about Black Queen; Barbara Celjska – extremely beautiful, evil and promiscuous

Bourg Medved
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