If you are nearby, be sure to visit Varazdin. Varazdin is one of the oldest cities in the continental part of Croatia. The historic data shows us that the city was first mentioned in documents more than 800 years ago. The name has been changing through history, but the one it has today (Varazdin) comes from Hungarian term that simply means „town“. A rich history is well preserved in its palaces, churches and baroque mansion houses. Baroque architecture is what attracts tourists the most, beside gastronomy that has its roots in period of Austro Hungarian Monarchy. Varazdin itself is a great destination to explore, but its surrounding offers complete experience thanks to more than 50 castles settled in the area. Only 8 miles away from Varazdin there is a thermal water spring that supplies water for Varazdinske Toplice SPA.

Did you know that Varazdin is often called Little Vienna, since it is similar to the capital of Austria?

Did you know that Varazdin is often called Little Vienna, since it is similar to the capital of Austria?

Things to do

When you visit Varazdin take a walk through the city center in order to enjoy in a city architecture. Visit the Old Castle – a fortification settled in the middle of the city, and explore the museum inside that keeps the original paintings, furniture, weapons and remnants of sacred art from the Middle Ages till baroque and rococo. Explore the small shops and galleries offering handicrafts – both traditional and modern. In Entomological Museum be surprised by variety of insects that are well preserved and attractively presented. In the evening, you may enjoy by watching comedies in a national theater or explore the subculture music scene in one of the clubs. Do not miss to try the popular strudel called „štrukli“ in one of the city restaurants.

Old Castle – a fortification settled in the middle of the city

Old Castle – a fortification settled in the middle of the city

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Explore the small shops and galleries

Explore the small shops and galleries

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Restaurant Verglec offers pizzas and authentic Croatian dishes

Restaurant Verglec offers pizzas and authentic Croatian dishes

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Recommended Travel Descriptions

Tourists who visit the city of Varazdin mostly come there while visiting the capital of Croatia – Zagreb which is only 50 miles away. The transport links between the cities are excellent, so travelers may choose to come by personal car, bus, railway, taxi or airplane since Varazdin has small airport. Around the city it is the best to walk since it’s not. Inhabitants mostly drive bikes, so you can rent a bike.

Best time to travel

Visit Varazdin at the end of summer or in autumn, because that’s the period of two biggest festivals. The weather is the most pleasant in that period. If you miss the festivals, it is recommended to visit the city in late spring, because it’s warm and sunny..

Take a walk in a center of Varazdin

Take a walk in a center of Varazdin

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