Castles of Serbia

Herzl Castle


The castle was built by the Herzl landowner family, as a representative residential house, in the middle of the 19th century. The last owner of the castle was Dr. Herzl, who adapted one part of the castle as a sanatorium. The castle was built as a freestanding two-storey building in the park. The building is surmounted by a massive attic roof construction with roof window openings. Seen from the front, on the left side of the castle, there is a servants’ house, which was separated from the castle by a fence after the Second World War.

Vlastimir Ćirić, who remembers Dr. Herzl, says the following: “Surgeon Herzl lived and worked in the castle until the Second World War, when all trace of him was lost. After the Second World War, the maternity hospital of the municipality of Vrbas was located in the castle. After the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, refugees from war-torn areas were housed in the castle.”

The building has been renovated and adapted for the needs of the Gerontology Centre in recent years. Although converted several times for different purposes, the building has not lost its basic concept, and the mighty roof structure with an observation tower has remained authentic.

This project was supported by the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.