Cakovec Travel Guide

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Cakovec Things to Do

  • Muzej Medjimurja

    The Museum of Medjimurje, housed in an Old Town mension, consists of ceveral departments: Archaeological, Cultural-Historical and Ethnographic. Collections includes about 19.000 exhibits originated from Medjimurje.The permanent display of the museum occupies the north-western wing of the first and the entire second floor of the Pld Town mansion.

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  • Crkva i Franjevacki samostan

    The Franciscan Order was invited to Cakovec by Nikola Zrinjski jr. in 1659. Unfortunatelly, his sudden death in 1664 stopped him to built the church and the monastery as he have promised. He built only a small chapel in 1691.In the beginnig of the 18th century, Nikola's son Adam left to the Franciscans amount of money for the construction of the...

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  • Dvorac Zrinski

    The rest of the old castle that belonged to croatian counts and warlords Zrinski is a must see when visiting Cakovec. The castle was built from 16th to 18th century under the Governor Nikola Zrinski, who rebuilt the Cakovec Castrum into a strong Renaissance fortress in the face of the Turkish threat. The new single-storey palace was encirkled by a...

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Cakovec Restaurants

  • by callmeishmael Updated Jan 31, 2010

    Nice rustic ambience, usually with non too inspiring latino type music in the background. Pizzas are usually quite large so try to refrain from starters like garlic bread (incidentally like the pizzas also very good). Pizzas apart, the restaurant offers a selection of pasta, meat, poultry and fish dishes washed down with a decent house wine though the cellar is reasonably stocked with others. NB Croatian in my experience tend to serve red wine 'chilled' rather than at more civilised room temperatue! For desert they have a good selection of ice creams though my favourite is their Tiramisu.
    Not all the waiters speak English (German is usually the second language in Cakovec) but you will get by.

    Favorite Dish: They are all pretty good, but if you are really hungry, start with garlic pizza type bread, followed by a pizza (my favourite is Hawaiian pizza) and finish with tiramisu and coffee

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Cakovec Local Customs

  • Dvorac Zrinskih

    The fortified town of Cakovec was first mentioned in documents in 1333. The town have been founded on the site on which Count Dimitrije Cak, the ruler of Medjimurje, built a wooden fortress at the end of the 13th century.In the course of the 14th and the 15th centuries, the Cakovec Fortress was reconstructed by the Lackovic ducal family, the Counts...

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  • Dvorac Zrinskih

    Following the earthquake of 1738, the Czech Counts of Althan, who were then the lords of Medjimurje, restored the palace and the fortress according the design of the court architect Anton Erhard Martinelli. The palace was rebuilt in the baroque style and the Renaissance tower pulled down, while a new one was erected on the palace fortifications.The...

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  • Dvorac Zrinskih

    When in 1546 the Zrinski Counts acqiured possession of Medjimurje, Governor Nikola Zrinski rebuilt the Cakovec Castrum into a strong Renaissance fortress.The fortress surrounded by water ditches was linked to the land by a long wooden bridge.

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Cakovec Sports & Outdoors

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    by AUSSIECRO Written Jun 3, 2008

    I lot of people like FISHING and HUNTING in CAKOVEC and MEDIMURIJE REGION , they have 2 rivers the MURA RIVER goes from the top of CROATIA , and flows into the DRAVA RIVER, which separates the MEDIMURIJE and VARAZDINSKA COUNTIES ,

    Equipment: Fishing rod ,bait,hat ,radio for music ,beer,a boat if you have one ,and just relax

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Cakovec Favorites

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    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 1, 2013

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    Favorite thing: As most of the other Croatian towns, Cakovec had its own stormy history, subjected to frequent change of owners.
    The most important period englobes the 16th and 17th centuries during which the Croatian Vice-Roys and warlords of the Zrinskis family had their seat in Cakovec. Several generations of the Zrinskis made the fortified town of Cakovec one of the most luxurious manors in Croatia and Europe at the time.

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