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Sights neighborhood of Zagreb & Zagorje

 

Zagreb city sights

Sightseeing of Croatia Zagreb capital of CroatiaDistance to Pula 268 km
Distance to Split 370 km

Zagreb is a unique place because of the different epochs history combination. In the historical center of Zagreb you can find medieval Gornji Grad and architectural monuments of Donji Grad built in 19th century.
Zagreb is the oldest city in Europe. We first heard of Zagreb in 1093.
Zagreb is a capital of Croatia and at the same time a modern European city.

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Medvednica nature park

Sightseeing of Croatia Medvednica nature park
Distance to Zagreb 15 km

The well-furnished park — the mountain range — Medvednica is a favoured place for the people of Zagreb to rest all year round.
In the summer Medvednica means numerous paths leading across the fir-and-beech forest, the Veternica cave (7128 m long), the Zrinski mine and the fortress of Medvedgrad — a defensive fortification built in the 13th century.
The fortress of Medvedgrad invites to have a look at its walls and the interior of the fortress, look down at Zagreb and the surrounding area from the watchtower 500 m high. Croatian Zagorje with its picturesque rivers and forests is in the northwestern part of Croatia.

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Zagorje Palaces

Sightseeing of Croatia Palaces of Zagorje Croatia Distance to Zagreb 45 km
Distance to Split 410 km

Zagorje with its picturesque rivers and forests is in the northwestern part of Croatia.

Among the main landmarks of Zagorje are: Gornja Stubica — the Orsic palace, the Veliki Tabor palace, the Traskocan palace, the settlement of Kumrovec, Klanec, the forest of Medvednica, Ivancici, Maceljski highlands, thermal springs: Krapinske, Stubicke and Tuheljske toplice.

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Aquaparks & waterparks – 40-130 km from Zagreb

Aquaparks Waterparks Zagreb Croatia
On distance 40-130 km from Zagreb city there are several indoors and outdoors aquaparks and waterparks.
Most of waterparks next to Zagreb use thermal mineral water.

… Aquae Vivae aqua park in Krapinske Toplice, Water Planet in Tuheljske Toplice, Terme Jezercica waterpark, Life Class Terme Sveti Martin aqua park …

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Karlovac

Sightseeing of Croatia Karlovac
Distance to Zagreb 56 km
Distance to Rijeka 128 km

One of the most ancient and the most beautiful cities of Croatia, Karlovac was founded in the 16th century — and today it is the administrative centre of the Karlovacka zupanja of Croatia.

Karlovac is located in 56 km from Zagreb – the capital of Croatia. Karlovac is conveniently located on the intersection of large motorways of Zagreb and Rijeka.

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Varazdin

Sightseeing of Croatia Varazdin
Distance to Zagreb 80 km
Distance to Split 450 km
Distance to Dubrovnik 655 km

The first written mention of Varazdin is dated the 12th century.

In the 18th century during the reign of Maria-Theresa the city became the capital of Croatia. During this time, many palaces, which are still standing today, were built. Varazdin is often called the “open-air Baroque museum”.

A trip to the City of Angels Varazdin can be combined with an excursion around the Traskocan palace.

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Rastoke water mills

What to see in Zagreb Rastoke water mills
Distance to Zagreb 105 km
Dstance to Rijeka 142 km

Rastoke is a picturesque village with water mills — a part of the city of Sljun — famous for its small waterfalls and well-preserved water mills. Rastoke grew as a region of millers in the 17th century, and maybe even earlier.

The Rastoke water mills are often called “Small Plitvice Lakes”. The village attracts with its caves, river canyons, beautiful views and its unforgettable natural zest.

The Krizek jewellery factory

What to see near Zagreb Krizek jewellery factory

The Krizek jewellery factory is the most famous and the only one in Croatia, where they make jewellery of gold, silver with gems, and it is the manufacturer of the national jewellery of Dubrovnik, Rijeka-Kvarner and Slavonia.

The Krizek jewellery factory has been working since 1935, 4 generations of jewelers have changed at the factory already.

The jewellery of the Krizek factory are renowned far beyond the borders of Croatia.

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Plitvice lakes national nature park

Plitvice lakes national nature park What to see in Croatia
Distance from Zagreb 137 km
Distance from Split 276 km

Plitvice lakes are an oasis of virgin nature surrounded by mountains covered in thick forests. There are 16 beautiful lakes with transparent blue-green water here. Rivulets and springs constantly fill the lakes, which are connected with foamy cascades and roaring waterfalls.
Plitvice lakes fot the status of a national park in 1949. The nature park Plitvice lakes is one of the most beautiful sights of Europe.

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Baraceve caves

Baraceve caves What to see in CroatiaDistance from Zagreb 123 km
Distance from Zadar 154 km

Baraceve caves are located 6 km to the east of the town of Rakovica (not far from the A1 Zagreb-Split highway).

Baraceve caves are karst caves, their total length is 27 km. They were first mentioned in 1874.

In April 2004 the caves were reopened for general public, 112 years later.

The fortress Nehaj Sinj

Sightseeing of Croatia fortress Nehaj Sinj Croatia
Distance to Zagreb 161 km
Distance to Pula 172 km

The fortress Nehaj is situated on the coastline near the city Sinj. It was built in 1558 on the hill to protect the territories from Turkish and Venetian invasions. The fortress is perfectly saved up to our time. The fortress Nehaj is rectangular in shape and oriented to all cardinal directions. The height of fortress walls is 18 m, and the width is 23 m.

There is a wonderful museum in the fortress Nehaj. The fortress is open for visiting by tourists. There is an unforgettable view of the coastline from the fortress walls.

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Samobor

Sightseeing near Zagreb Samobor Croatia

Photo Samobor Croatia. Photo by www.croatia.hr

Croatian Zagorje

The Croatian Zagorje with its picturesque hills, numerous small rivers and woods is located in the northwestern part of Croatia. The nature of this region inspired not only creative perople — artists, poets and writers.

The best season to explore Zagorje region of Croatia is the autumn, when the hills and nature around multicolor – yellow, orange, red, gold!

Zagorje Croatia

In the previous centuries, many noble and rich people built their family estates and palaces here. Nowadays. Vineyards, forests of Medvednica, Ivancica, Maceljsko gorje, and the thermal springs found in the area — Krapinske, Stubicke and Tuhelske toplice — have become the basis for tourism development.

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Seljačka buna in Stubica – 35 km from Zagreb

Peasants jacquerie / Seljačka buna - battle in Stubica
Seljačka buna / Peasant Revolt / Peasants jacquerie in the Stubica traditionally held in winter time.
Seljačka buna is a historical reconstruction.

The event attracts many visitors every year.

Donja Stubica is situated in 35 km from Zagreb city.

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Neanderthal Museum in Krapina – 56 km from Zagreb

Krapina Neanderthal Museum in Krapina Croatia
The Krapina Neanderthal Museum covers a surface area of around 1,200 sq.meters and is one of the most modern museums in Croatia.

In the museum you can find the interesting story about the life and culture of the Krapina Neanderthal, enjoy the many multimedia components and other contents, as well as very specific architecture.

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Štrukli – What test in Zagreb?

Strukli What test in Zagreb Zagorje speciality delicacy

Strukli / Štrukli is a popular and very tasty dish of Croatian cuisine – a delicacy that came to Zagreb from Zagorje – the central agrarian part of Croatia.

At the heart of the dish Strukli – cottage cheese. Strukli can be salted and sweet, baked and boiled … and nay Strukli with truffles!

The best Croatian Strukli you can test in the center of Zagreb city…

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Croatian thermal medical centres

There are several thermal medical clinics in Croatia where the treatment is based on natural mineral water (toplice), which are open all year round. The medical centres have modern equipment and qualified staff members.

Winter in Croatia Krapinske toplice

Arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and varix dilatation are treated in Croatia, and also prophylactic treatment of sports injuries and skin rejuvenation are conducted. Irregularities of the supporting-motor apparatus of traumatic and post-operational kinds, problems with the central and peripheral nervous systems, diseases of the digestive system, diabetes mellitus, various skin diseases, diseases of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are also treated.

Many Croatian thermal medical centres have Spa, water parks, and other places of entertainment.

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