Varaždin, known as Croatia's "City of Baroque," invites visitors to step back in time. With its cobbled streets, ornate architecture, and vibrant festivals, it's a perfect blend of historical charm and contemporary culture. Read more

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Situated in the northern part of Croatia, Varaždin was once the country's capital for a short period in the 18th century. Today, it's celebrated for its well-preserved Baroque architecture and the rich history that resonates through its streets. The city's Old Town is beautifully preserved with colorful facades, intricate details, and an array of historical buildings that tell tales of its past.
A standout feature of Varaždin is its cemeteries. Uniquely, Varaždin's cemetery isn't just a resting place; it's a masterpiece of landscaping and art, with beautifully manicured plants, statues, and pathways.
Every year, Varaždin hosts the Špancirfest, a street festival of art and music that brings together local and international artists. It's a reflection of the city's contemporary spirit, embedded within its historical framework.
Varaždin is a city that captivates with its harmony of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, or someone seeking a serene getaway, Varaždin offers something for every traveler.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Varaždin

Varaždin Castle:

A fortress dating back to the 12th century, now housing the Varaždin City Museum. The castle grounds are well-preserved and provide insights into the city's rich history.

Stari Grad (Old Town):

Wander through the labyrinth of cobbled streets, exploring Baroque palaces, houses, and churches.

Varaždin Cemetery:

Not just a place of rest, this cemetery is renowned for its landscaping, artistry, and tranquillity.

Cathedral of the Assumption:

A stunning example of Baroque architecture, this cathedral's interior is adorned with frescoes and artworks.

Špancirfest Street Festival:

A lively annual event celebrating arts, music, and crafts, bringing the city streets to life with performances and installations.

Varaždin Town Hall:

An iconic building in the main square, it stands as a testament to Varaždin's architectural splendor.

Drava River:

A serene spot perfect for leisurely strolls, picnics, and boat rides.

Entomological Museum:

Home to one of the most extensive insect collections in Croatia, it's a unique dive into the world of entomology.

Traditional Craft Square:

Experience local craftsmanship, from shoemaking to pottery, in this vibrant square dedicated to traditional trades.

Varaždin's Market:

Engage in local flavors, fresh produce, and traditional delicacies at this bustling market.

What else to visit
In and around Varazdin

Ptuj (37.14 km)

As Slovenia's oldest town, Ptuj stands as a testament to millennia of history, art, and culture. Overlooking the Drava River, its cobbled streets and medieval charm captivate every visitor, making it a timeless journey through Europe's legacy.

Murska Sobota (40.1 km)

Nestled in the heart of the Pannonian Basin, Murska Sobota is a picturesque town that embodies the spirit of Slovenia's Prekmurje region, offering a harmonious blend of nature, history, and culture.

Maribor (58.78 km)

A jewel on the banks of the Drava River, Maribor is Slovenia's second-largest city and a hub of cultural riches and natural beauty. With its deep-rooted history, it offers a vibrant blend of old-world charm and modern dynamism.

Zagreb (61.72 km)

Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, is brimming with history and culture. Explore its baroque atmosphere, beautiful squares and parks, and let yourself be carried away by the picturesque streets full of cafes, galleries and local markets.

Zagreb AirPort (67.8 km)

As the primary gateway to Croatia's bustling capital, Zagreb Airport (Franjo Tuđman Airport) stands as a modern testament to the country's growing popularity among travelers. Seamlessly blending functionality with design.

Samobor (74.27 km)

At the foothills of the Samobor mountains, Samobor is a picturesque town known for its medieval charm, lush landscapes, and rich gastronomy. A blend of historical heritage and natural beauty, Samobor is Croatia's hidden gem, waiting to be discovered.

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