May 29, 2020 3:14am CST
For all lovers of castles, legends, history and mysteries I proudly present to you one castle. In the spirit of pseudo medieval castle in neo gothic style. Serbia has about 70 castles. This is one of them - Captain Castle. It was built by Bela Botka in 1904. This castle, like many others buildings of the owners here in Serbia, changed its owners and passed through the historic vortices, but fortunately it came into the possession of the owner who restored it and gave it a new splendor. Each castle has its own mystery that has been told for centuries, for this castle the legend goes like this.. Bela Botka lost the castle at gamble, in August 1938, but unfortunately it was not such a big accident that happened to him, compared to the one that happened to it only a few days later after learning that he had gone bankrupt. His wife, could not come to terms with the fact that they had lost the castle, climbed to the highest tower, she poured herself with gasoline and set it on fire. They say it burned quickly and there was no ash left of her ... except a lock of blonde hair. That lock of blonde hair has been flying around the castle for a long time, it is said that every year on August 2 in one of the chambers of the castle, the shadow of a blonde woman appears and the roar of lions is heard. Even today, when mowers mow the grass around the castle, instead of grass, a lock of blonde hair is sometimes found on their blades.. Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed it Picture is mine
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@cherriefic So legend has it, but only on August 2nd By the way, this castle is not open to the public, but since I know the owners, I went inside, they even asked me if I wanted, they will prepare a room for me to spend the night ... of course I didn't agree, I'm not that extreme
@Alexandoy The castle changed owners, it was owned by several prominent people, and one of them, after whom it was named, was Milan Captain, who took the castle as a dowry when marrying the daughter for Franz May, one of the richest men of the time.
@LowRiderX You could include this info in the post. I was wondering about the name, too. This castle is relatively new. Are there also old castles in Serbia? Germany has about 25.000 (!) castles from the Middle Ages onwards, partly in ruins, partly still inhabited. Here is a list. The text is in German but it isn't much and not important. The photos are interesting.
@Shavkat You are funny....The feeling is fantastic, I visited the whole castle, peeked into every room. I am delighted with the furniture, mirrors from the 18th century. Stairs, tower, terrace with a fantastic view...I made a bunch of pictures. I was so happy.
• Pamplona, Spain
That is really interesting and what a lovely Castle they can be very peaceful places too. One I went to with the School was a very peaceful place I put my hands on one of the walls and only felt peace coming out of it. Would not fancy the Castles in London though not even to spend a night here no way.
• Pamplona, Spain
@LowRiderX Nor me either. In Hampton Court the said ghost of poor Catherine Howerd one of the wives of Henry the Eighth is said to be heard screaming as the guards arrested her and held her back as she called out to Henry for mercy of course he was not listening. Every year on the same day they open all the doors of where she ran and you really can hear her screams and cries I do believe that one for sure. Not something I would really cherish going to hear the poor girl.
• Shenzhen, China
Wow,thanks for sharing,it is a grand castle with a sad story.I think castle represents mystery,and history.the architecture of castle is exclusive and marvelous,I dream of visiting certain old castle at Europe one day.In your contury,there are so many castle remained,It is handy to you for visiting a castle.
@jefferson126 Well, not really. Because if the castle is a hotel, then it's kind of like losing on all that, there are a lot of people, the smell of food, the waiters on all sides ... you understand? They remained in private ownership and I was really lucky to meet the owner of this castle who allowed me to visit literally the whole castle with a camera.