Attractions

Top Choice Church in Krapina

The Church of Virgin Mary of Jerusalem

This baroque church, built in 1761, is one of Zagorje's most important pilgrimage sites and is well worth the brisk, uphill walk from the centre. Outside, the surrounding arcade is festooned with painted scenes depi…
Castle in Zagorje

Veliki Tabor Castle

As you approach the pentagonal hilltop castle of Veliki Tabor, 57km northwest of Zagreb, what unfolds is a pleasing panorama of hills, corn fields, vineyards and forests. The Croatian aristocracy began building fort…
Museum in Zagorje

Kumrovec Staro Selo Museum

Nestled in the Sutla River valley near the Slovenian border, the village of Kumrovec has been transformed into an open-air ethnographic museum. A re-creation of a 19th-century village, the Staro Selo Museum features…
Castle in Zagorje

Trakošćan Castle

This castle, 80km northwest of Zagreb, is worth a visit for its well-presented museum and attractive grounds. The exact origin of its construction is unknown, but the first official mention dates to 1334. Not many o…
Museum in Krapina

Museum of the Krapina Neanderthal

Those with kids should make a beeline to this brilliant museum which explores the history of the universe, earth and humanity, as well as highlighting the story of Krapina's famous 1899 Neanderthal fossil-bone find …
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…
Church in Klanjec

Baroque Church & Franciscan Monastery

This 17th-century baroque church at the heart of town was built in 1630 by the noble Erdödy brothers. The adjacent Franciscan monastery has two restored sarcophagi of the Erdödy family, elaborate findings from the b…
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…