Castle Dobrovo is located on a small viewing slope in the village of Dobrovo. The Renaissance two-storey mansion from the early 17th century was built on the site of an older castle.
The estate was started to be built by the dukes of Montecuccoli, completed by the Counts of Colloredo, and its last owners were the Baguers. Castle is an undivided rectangular building with square towers. The towers are upstairs higher than the mansion and open to each side with three arches. The courtyard is walled and decorated with cylindrical columns. The walls were probably built during the Venetian War and after the war turned into an arcade corridor and one of the towers into a chapel dedicated to Saint Anton Padovansky. The location of the castle indicates a well-considered layout and layout. Older equipment is scarce, fragments of frescoes with coats of arms and a landscape image preserved by Cement del Neri from 1894 are preserved. The paintings are on the staircase and in several rooms. The extensive renovation of Dobrova Castle, which had been planned in 1979, was completed after 1991. On the first floor of the mansion is the Knights' Hall, where you can see the coats of arms of noble families and a wall painting depicting a naval attack on the city. There are many music and other events in the hall. In addition, the gallery with a permanent collection of prints by world-renowned artist Zoran Music and part of the collection of Count Baguer, the last owner of the castle, is also interesting to see. In the castle cellar there is a hunting room, restaurant and wine cellar of winemakers from Brda.
The former park in front of the castle was converted into a parking lot. Beneath the Castle of Dobrovo is a bronze monument dedicated to the poet Alojz Gradnik, the work of sculptor Jakov Brdar.
Dobrovo - Castle Dobrovo
Parking area in front of Castle Dobrovo
Castle Dobrovo from 17th century
Renaissance manor Castle Dobrovo
Path around the castle
Castle Dobrovo from the west side
Chapel dedicated to the Saint Anton Padovanski
Passage to castle yard
Tourist Information Centre Brda
Entrance into restaurant Castle Dobrovo and museum - gallery of Zoran ...
Entrance into Vinotheque Brda from the side
View of Goriska Brda
Monument - Alojz Gradnik
Path to Medana
Benches near Castle Dobrava
Benches with a view of Goriska Brda
Municipality: BRDA (5623 population)
Settlements in the municipality:
Vipolže (426 population), Kozana (370), Dobrovo (336), Gornje Cerovo (320), Hum (310),
Podsabotin (283), Kojsko (254), Plešivo (229), Medana (224), Neblo (205), Šmartno (200), Vedrijan (178), Gonjače (160), Fojana (154), Biljana (152), Višnjevik (149), Drnovk (137), Imenje (133), Dolnje Cerovo (132), Hruševlje (122), Ceglo (115), Vrhovlje pri Kojskem (110), Šlovrenc (105), Krasno (102), Snežatno (91), Zali Breg (78), Brdice pri Neblem (56), Barbana (53), Snežeče (46), Kozarno (42), Brestje (41), Gradno (40), Kožbana (37), Hlevnik (35), Slavče (29), Nozno (29), Breg pri Golem Brdu (28), Golo Brdo (24), Senik (22), Vrhovlje pri Kožbani (19), Brdice pri Kožbani (17), Pristavo (11), Brezovk (10), Belo (9), Slapnik (0)