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Utvrda Belecgrad

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Hidden : 07/05/2015
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Utvrda Belecgrad

Do Belecgrada može se stići iz Belca, markiranim stazama do planinarske kuće Belecgrad , te od nje markiranom stazom treba oko petnaest minuta do gradine. Drugi put je od vrha Ivanščice markiranim planinarskim putom preko Beliga.


Utvrda Belecgrad

U podnožju Ivančice lijepo se vidi plemički grad/utvrda Belec (Belecgrad), izgrađen u drugoj polovini XIII st., a napušten u prvoj polovici XVIII st. Građen je kao dio lanca obranbenih utvrda (Lobor – Oštrc – Belec – Milengrad – Grebengrad, tzv. sjeverozapadna transvezala hrvatskih burgova) na južnim obroncima Ivančice. Smješten je na izdvojenom stjenovitom vrhu visokom 580 metara (posebno su strme sjeverna i istočna padina), približno tri kilometra sjevernije od Belca. Grad je promjenio više vlasnika kroz srednjovjekovnu povijest.Utvrda je u tlocrtu imala oblik nepravilnog trapeza, dužine oko 60, a širine 21 metar. U sjevernom dijelu utvrde stajala je dvokatna palača, a između nje i južnog obrambenog zida gospodarske zgrade.U utvrdu se ulazilo kroz vrata koja su bila smještena na sredini južnog obrambenog zida. Razvojem i jačanjem vatrenog oružja tijekom 15. i 16. stoljeća Belecgrad je s juga dodatno utvrđen velikim polukružnim bastionomi. Utvrda se prvi puta spominje godine 1334. kada iz gospodstva Fridrika Celjskog prelazi u posjed Petra Gisinga.Polovicom 18. stoljeća utvrda je napuštena, a središtem posjeda postaje obližnji dvorac u Selnici.

BELEC CASTLE FORTRESS IN THE CENTRAL AREA OF IVANŠČICA AND OTHER
ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE

The Belec fortress is centrally positioned among southern foothills of Ivanščica, above the village bearing the same name.  It was abandoned in the early 19th century  and is currently in a relatively good condition, although the lack of maintenance has been taking its toll.  It is perched on top of a rocky and highly inaccessible hill, and its plan view coincides harmoniously with the surrounding landscape.  The fort is believed to be built in the 13th century, although the time of its construction can not accurately be dated without a thorough investigation.
The fortification was owned by many noble families, and its last owners built the Belec castle in the nearby Selnica.  Belec is well known for its churches, especially for its very old St. George Church and the parish church called Our Lady of the Snows Church which was built in the 17th century and is generally considered as the  most beautiful and most richly  decorated Baroque  church  in northern Croatia.

 

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