The nobel family Draganić (descendants from the croatian peers Šubić (11th-14th century) bought Pirovac in 1503/1506 from the nobel family Mišić and built the local church. The castle was also enlarged and rebuilt. The facade and plastering of the castle was decorated in neo - Renaissance style with maori influence evident on a chimney. Valuable artefacts and documents have been preserved in this castle which are significant for the croatian history (testimony of Faust Vrančić, charters of european rulers, Tiziano's portrait of Faust Vrančić, arts of Andrija Medulić (Andrea Schiavone...). There was also a valuable family library.
The castle has been visited by many notable persons of the past times, among them Vincenzo de Marmont- a civil administrator ofDalmatia, Alberto Marmont -the author of the book Viaggio in Dalmazia / Travelling through Dalmatia, Ante Marinovic- a writer, Giovanni Arduino – a famous italian geologist, Giacomo de Concia – an official and travel writer and many others.