Varaždin attractions

Castle in Varaždin

Town Museum

This whitewashed fortress, a gem of medieval defensive architecture housed inside the Stari Grad (Old Town), is surrounded by a manicured park. Construction began in the 14th century, with the present Gothic-Renaiss…
Cemetery in Varaždin

Varaždin Cemetery

A 10-minute stroll west of Stari Grad takes you to this serene horticultural masterpiece, designed in 1905 by Viennese architect Hermann Helmer. Meander amid tombstones, avenues, promenades and over 7000 trees, incl…
Cathedral in Varaždin

Cathedral of the Assumption

This former Jesuit church, located southeast of Trg Kralja Tomislava, was built in 1646. The facade is distinguished by an early baroque portal bearing the coat of arms of the noble Drašković family. Occupying the c…
Museum in Varaždin

World of Insects

This entomological collection, housed in the classicist Hercer Palace, comprises nearly 4500 exhibits of the bug world, including 1000 different insect species. It's well set out to spark a child's interest in the n…
Gallery in Varaždin

Gallery of Old & Modern Masters

The rococo-style Sermage Palace, which houses the gallery, was built in 1759. Note the carved medallions on the facade and pay a quick visit to the museum, which displays portraits and landscapes from Croatian, Ital…
Historic Building in Varaždin

Town Hall

This striking Romanesque-Gothic structure has been the town hall since the 16th century. Notice the town’s coat of arms at the foot of the tower and the carved portal dating from 1792. There’s a guard-changing cerem…
Statue in Varaždin

Statue of Bishop Grgur Ninski

The sculpture of medieval Croatian bishop Grgur Ninski was made by renowned Croatian sculptor Ivan Meštrović; it's a copy of the artist's original bronze statue in Split. Touch the statue’s big toe and good luck wil…
Church in Varaždin

Franciscan Church & Monastery of St John the Baptist

Built in 1650 in baroque style on the site of an earlier structure, this church contains the town’s tallest tower (54.5m) and houses an ancient pharmacy ornamented with 18th-century ceiling frescos.
Square in Varaždin

Traditional Crafts Square

Demonstrations of pottery, weaving, beekeeping and hat-making re-create the olden times here and there's a couple of market stalls where you can buy traditional locally made products.
Architecture in Varaždin

Patačić-Puttar Palace

Check out this mid-18th-century building's eye-catching mixture of baroque and classical styles. The richly decorated stone portal features the coat of arms of the Patačić family.