Bjelovar Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Bjelovar Things to Do

  • Forest in Forester's Eye

    Forest in Forester's Eye (Šuma okom šumara) is annual photo exhibition in Bjelovar of photos of forest made by foresters (forest engineer, forest technicians etc.) Opening of exhibition is held in Museum of Bjelovar in the middle of June to celebrate "Day of forestry". The aim is presentation and popularization of forestry profession, and therefore...

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  • Bok fest

    Bok (Bjelovarski odjeci kazališta) is annual theatre festival in Bjelovar. Festival shows popular theatre shows from Croatia and region. It was established in 2003. Artistic director and founder of the festival is Goran Navojec, actor born in Bjelovar. Most theater performances are held at the Cultural Center (Dom kulture) in Bjelovar and in...

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  • DOKUart - festival of documentary film

    DOKUart is a documentary film festival which is held every year in Bjelovar, Croatia. It happens in the beginning of October.It was established in 2006 by Rada Šešić as film selector. Rada Šešić is a screenwriter, film director, film critic and university professor in the Netherlands.The festival lasts about 5 days. At the festival is...

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  • Terezijana, summer music street festival

    Terezijana is a tourist event in the city of Bjelovar, which is held annually the second weekend in June.It was created to commemorate the Austrian empress Maria Teresa, who founded the Bjelovar in 1756. The first Terezijana was in 1996 and since then has been regularly held every year in the center of Bjelovar - Square Eugen Kvaternik and other...

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  • Boring boring boring...

    Unfortunately, after living here and traveling Croatia for a year, I figured out that this may be the most boring city in all of Croatia. If you can avoid spending too much time here, do - there are a million better, gorgeous, more interesting places to go, even close-by, like Varazdin or Zagreb. (By the way, the bus ride to Varazdin is a great...

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  • Beautiful fire station

    It is not usual sightseeing, but you can go visit one interesting building. Nice colors, many flowers on it, very interesting. It is fire station, and I think that it is the most beautiful fire station in Croatia. If you go to look it, just ask for "Vatrogasni centar".

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  • New city hall

    This is one of the oldest building in town (it is about 250 years old). Many years purpose of this building was military purpose. But few years ago it was given to town, which was complete renovated it. Now there is a city hall, colleges, and on ground floor is small shops, caffes, etc.New city hall (this building) is situated on centre of town,...

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  • Nice buildings on main square (3)

    That is one of several interesting buildings around main square. How I remember, this building was change it's purpose many times. There was radio station and local newpapers, after there was some store, and after that a few years building was abandonment.There was talking that one very known company was interested to buy building and make a fast...

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  • Nice buildings on main square (2)

    Beside building of "Croatian insurance company", there is another one of most beautiful main square buildings. Honestly, it looks for me like a giant candy (because of colors and shapes on it).In past there was a famous old town cafe. Unfortunatelly, last few years business wasn't good enough, and owner made decision to rent this place to drogerie...

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  • Nice buildings on main square (1)

    Main square is surrounded with a several beautiful old buildings. On photo you can see one of those. It's build in 18th century for military purposes. Later it was change purposes, and a few years in middle 20th century there was also a one of primary schools. Now there is Croatian national insurance company which made complete building renovation...

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  • St Teresa of Avil church

    One of main symbol of town is church on main square. It is church of St. Teresa of Avil build it in baroque style in 1772.It is open all day so if you visit Bjelovar I suggest you to come in and look look inside this nice church.In some towns and villages in central Croatia you can see very similar churches like this one in Bjelovar.

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  • The greatest fair in Croatia

    International livestock, trades and crafts fair is the biggest fair in Croatia for agriculture, cattles, etc. It goings first weekend in September, and in three days there come more than 50 000 visitors. On great fair area you can see many presentations, look and buy cattles, see some competitions, exhibitions of many kind of equipments, but you...

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  • Monuments in park

    Around pavilion are four monuments: Sveta Terezija Avilska (in 1777), Sveti Juraj (in 1778), Sveta Jelena Krizarica (in 1778) and Sveti Ivan Nepomuk (in 1778). All monuments was moved in 1949, but in 2001 they are returned to center park.

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  • Pavilion

    On center of main square is nice pavilion. In past there was well which was moved in 1941. On place of well was build pavilion which was open in 1943. On pavilion now there is sometimes folklore performances or concerts of city orchestra. Other times you can see childrens running around or couples how sitting in pavilion and dreaming about theirs...

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  • Korzo

    Main street in Bjelovar is popular called "korzo". This is pedestrian street and there you can find supermarket, several shops, cafes, banks, cinema, one church, etc.It crossing through center of town and it is also part of main square with nice park.

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  • INTERNATIONAL LIVE-STOCK & ECONOMY FAIR

    Bjelovar has over 500 years long history of cattle fairs. In 1993, city and county authorities decided to renew that tradition. The premises in Gudovac were chosen as the Fair ground because of their proximity to the city. The main Fair is held every year at the beginning of September (see www.bj-sajam.hr for specific dates).In its offspring days,...

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  • International Cartoon Saloon Cvorak

    Best Croatian cartoonist in 2002 - Ivan Oslovar. This was not Ivan's first best Croatian cartoonist title - he got one several years ago as well. Just like his older colleague Branko Medak, Ivan Oslovar is a native of Bjelovar, but he does not make living from his skill at all - Ivan is currently employed by an international NGO.

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  • International Cartoon Saloon Cvorak

    With the support from Ministry of Culture, local authorities and various companies, this small city is host to Croatia's oldest cartoon saloon. The theme of the saloon is always LOVE + sth, that "sth" depending on the company sponsor. Previous themes included "love & cheese", "love & beer" etc. This year the main sponsor was holding Croatian Woods...

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Bjelovar Nightlife

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    by Nykaenen Updated Nov 15, 2002

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    "Forum" is one of the best known bars in Bjelovar. It has always been teenage-free and therefore popular among +20 generation in search of relaxing atmosphere and good service.

    Dress Code: Casual, except for Friday & Saturday nights when most girls + some guys dress up.

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Bjelovar Transportation

  • How come to Bjelovar?

    The easiest way to come to Bjelovar is by bus or by train. From Zagreb (capital city) they are going every two hours (check for departure time on bus or train stations). If you want go with car you must follow highway to Varazdin. First exit for Bjelovar have a traffic sign to Sesvete and Bjelovar. Don't go on this exit because this is old road to...

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  • Bus and train station

    When you leave Bjelovar, you cannot miss transportation. Because, bus station is beside tran station. So if you miss bus, you can always go with train :)

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Bjelovar Local Customs

  • Generally nice people...

    Particularly to a foreigner or traveler, who, if not from Croatia already, would stand out like a sore thumb in Croatia, the people will most likely be quite open and friendly. I made some very good friends in this town and many people showed me hospitality, as in all of Croatia. Everyone who knows English often tries to make the effort to practice...

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  • Busy days

    The most hurriest days in Bjelovar are on Thursdays and Saturdays. Then is market days. Everybody goings to marketplace to buy some fruits, vegetables, milk products, and other food products, but also you can find and try clothes and other interesting stuff.

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Bjelovar Off The Beaten Path

  • "Partizan's old playground"

    This is old playground where Bjelovar's handball players 30-40 years ago was playing games in first national handball league of ex Yugoslavia.That time Handball club "Partizan" was also playing in European championship. But rulles of European championship don't give permission that games can be played on open playground. So Bjelovar's handball club...

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  • Ugly skyscraper in town center

    Beside plan of destroying center by builds ugly buildings, there was also plan to build four skyscrapers around town center. On south side of town center this plan become true. Only one skyscraper in Bjelovar is build on other side of beautiful old baroque style gymnasium and it disturbing look of all town center.Today many people say that this...

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  • Destroying of town center

    Unfortunatelly, after world war II in some minds came idea to destroying center of town. They are start demolishing old houses (from 18th and 19th century) and build buildings from south side of center to the main square (it can be seen on main pedestrian street and on two more parallel streets).Fortunatelly, after build ugly buildings in one part...

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Bjelovar Favorites

  • Beautiful main square

    On main square in Bjelovar is situated great beautiful park surrounded with old buildings and church. In 2004 and 2005 main square won first prize in category "the most beautiful main square in continental part of Croatia", by Croatian national tourist board.

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  • Many awards for 2005 year

    Every year Croatian national touristic board giving awards to the most beautiful towns and areas on continental part of Croatia ("Green flower") and for towns on coastline ("Blue flower"). In 2005 Bjelovar won two "Green flower" prizes. The most beautiful town square in continental Croatia is Bjelovar's square. And town of Bjelovar won third place...

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  • Long history

    In old documents name "Bjelovar" is first time writing on the beginning of 15th Century. On that time Bjelovar was just property. On middle of 17th century on this land was build small fortress for defense of enemies.Hundred years later, on middle of 18th century, empress Maria Theresia made order to building a new town, which was build in record...

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