Varazdin Travel Guide

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Varazdin Things to Do

  • Strolling Varaždin

    Pics:- Main: Bakačeva Ulica- Second: Franjevački Trg- Third: Bakačeva Ulica- Fourth: Ljudevita Gaja- Fifth: Varaždin from the Castle

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  • Castle

    The Stari Grad or Castle was built between the end of the 13th century until mid 19th century.The Local Museum is here since 1.925

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  • Watch Tower

    The Kula Stražarnica or Watch Tower was built in the second half of the 16th centrury for the entrance of the fortress and home of the fortress guard captain.

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  • Cathedral

    The Katedrala Crkva Sv. Marije u nebo uzete or Cathedral of St. Mary to Heaven Ascended was built in the early 17th century in Baroque style.

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  • The Franciscan Church of St. John the...

    Franjevaèka Crkva or The Franciscan Church of St. John the Baptist was built on the site of a medieval church of Knights Hospitallers. The tower, 54,5 m. of heith, was erected in 1.641, and it's the tallest of the city.

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  • Ursuline Church of the Birth of Christ

    Uršulinska Crkva Rodenja Isusovog or Ursuline Church of the Birth of Christ was built in 1.712 in Baroque. The tower was added in 1.726.

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Varazdin Restaurants

  • vegetarian in Varazdin

    I've tried that restaurant last saturday, it was still warm and sunny and we had splendid stroll through Varazdin streets that afternoon in September. We wanted to try some vegetarian food in city and a restaurant which was opened a year ago, Zalogajcek, seemed to sound like a good place. And why not to enjoy having dinner outside in the garden...

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  • Gostionica

    Gostionica (guesthouse) "Grenadir" is situated next to the Palace of Sermage family, in the old core of the town. It offers traditional local dishes at a very reasonable prices. The restaurant is very clean and offers good service. Gostionica means "trattoria", "gasthaus" "inn", a kind of restaurant which has simple interiors but nice looking. By...

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  • Give the Golden Goose a try!!

    I must admit this is place is really worth it. Ask for the exact address at the tourism information office, they adviced us to eat there. The staff were really kind and helpful and the food was delicious. Sorry for vegetarians, but this is the definite place to have some meat!!!Maybe it is expensive for Croatian standards, but to be honest, I had...

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Varazdin Nightlife

  • Green Pub

    This place was open 2 or 3 years ago. It is a nice place with fine interior. If you want a cup of hot chocolate in various flavours or a beer and a nice calm atmosphere, this is a place to go. I don't recommend it on Saturday night if you want to dance or if you like crowded places. Age population, 20-30, but don't be suprised if you see a lot of...

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  • Rockin Club Versus (Vs.)

    Good place to hangout. Mornings and days chilled music, in the nights, Hip hop. DJs on the weekends. Quite a fun crowd. If you are a tourist, introduce yourself to the locals, and prepare for a wild night (if you are up for it). None at all. but shoes are a good idea. :)

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  • Enjoying Baroque evenings faestival

    There is a fine cafe-bar, situated under the porticoe of the Ritz house, looking partly on the Main Square. It offers pleasantly and elegant atmosphere if sitting here during the summer nights and watching the people passing by.Besides, it is a very good spot from where you can watch parade during the Festival of the Baroque Evenings.

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Varazdin Transportation

  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    Some road distances to Varaždin from:- Salzburg (Austria): 414 kms.- Ljubljana (Slovenia): 183 kms.- Riga (Latvia): 1.665 kms.- Brussels (Belgium): 1.236 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 2.227 kms.Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.

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  • Varazdin to Zagreb Airport by bus

    Nov 2008 - Varazdin runs buses to Zagreb every hour or so for 69k one way. It takes about 90 minutes to Zagreb central bus stn. The airport bus leaves the Central bus Stn every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour for 30k. AP Bus service has an English speaker to help you.

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  • How to get Varazdin

    Varazdin is connected with Zagreb by newly built highway.Since it is only 77 km far from Zagreb you can get it easily by public transportation or by car.There are very frequent bus lines from Zagreb strarted from early morning to late evening.Finally, there exist the train connection between Varazdin and all major cities of Croatia.

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Varazdin Shopping

  • The Art Gallery

    This Art Gallery is situated just a foot from the main square. Here you can buy paintings, sculptures and craft, all of it works of the local artists. I am sure you'll find something according to your preferences. Are you good in burgain the prices?

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  • Flowers/foliage

    This very cute flower shop is situated next to the Parish Church of St. Nicholas, don't miss it. Croats, especially th ladies, love the flowers. There exist a very long tradition of gift away the flowers in all possible occasions.You never make mistake if buying the roses, but make sure you know the right colour for the specific occasion.

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Varazdin Local Customs

  • The Croatian National Theatre

    The designs for the historicist building of the Croatian National Theatre were made by the Viennese architect Hermann Helmer. The construction was entrusted to Zagreb master builder J.J. Jambrešcak. A. Freundereichmade the designs for an extension executed in 1955.

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  • Twins

    Well, I cannot say weather the twins are local custom or not, most probably they are not. This lovely couple, boy and girl, I've seen only by chnace when strolling around. The twins have always fascinated me by the way they look and think, there must be some mistery about them.

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  • The Post Office

    The Post Office is located in the Baroque styled palace which is situated opposite to the Croatian National Theatre of Varazdin.In case you have any problem with cel connectings, money changing etc., all your problems might be resolt here.

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Varazdin Warnings and Dangers

  • Meteorological column

    The town of Varazdin is located in the northern part of Croatia, it stands in open area with no mountains and hills around to protect it. Therefore it might be cold in the winter and hot in the summer.

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  • Sudden and unexpected.

    Okay, take a good look at this pic. This is one that Zdenka took without telling me. And NO, I am NOT doing what you think i am doing on the meterological clock, it only LOOKS like I am doing what you are thinking I am doing, so STOP thinking that I am doing what you are thinking because I am NOT DOING THAT....So my warning here is do not let...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Varazdin Tourist Traps

  • The back-smith's workshop

    The old black-smith's workshop, which I find very beautiful, was turned into the clothing shop nowadays. It is situated in the heart of the old core of the town, on Miljenko Stancic Square, just a foot from the Varaždin Castle. The shop offers cheap and trendy cloths of pretty much law quality. Since it is not expensive you may take your chances,...

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  • Grgur Ninski

    The statue of Grgur Ninski, Bishop of Nin in Dalmatia, stands on Franjevacki trg, right in front of the Franciscan Church. Touching its thumb brings luck so says the local people.Is it a trap? You may trust it or you may not. If you do not touch its thumb you'll never know weather it works or not.

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Varazdin What to Pack

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    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 1, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Varazdin is a place with long tradition of making ready made garments, weather gear and shoes. In fact, here exist the biggest clothing factory in whole Croatia which sales their products under the trade-mark of Varteks.

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Varazdin Off The Beaten Path

  • Statue of Grgur Ninski/Gregory of Nin...

    There is another one in Split (see the tip), and I think this is less impossing, maybe because it's smaller, maybe because I saw the one in Split first, but I like this one anyway.Where: Franjevački Trg, in front of the Franciscan Church.

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  • Stari grad - the Castle

    Take a tour around the castle, by so-called Strosmayerovo šetalište, and your effort will be awarded by the magnificent view, showing you castle in all of its aspects. But not only, the path is situated on the top of the rampart, approx. 20 meters from the ground, and you will see whole of the town and its close surroundings.

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  • Stari grad - the Castle

    The castle was built and rebuilt from 15th to 17th century in order to provide the better protection of the city.Nowadays it houses the Historic Museum of the town and its region. It is open for the public every day, except for the Sunday.

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Varazdin Favorites

  • The Weather in Varaždin

    Don't forget to check the Weather before the visit. Two links:- First.- Second.

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  • General Info

    Tourism Offices:* Tourist board: Varazdin Address: Ivana Padovca 342000 Varaždin - Tel.: (+385) (0)42 21 09 87 - Fax: (+385) (0)42 210 985 - Internet: www.tourism-varazdin.hr- E. mail: tzg-varazdina@vz.t-com.hr* County Tourist Board: Varazdin Address: Franjevacki trg 742000 Varaždin - Tel.: (+385) (0)42 390 544 - Fax: (+385) (0)42 390 544 -...

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  • Sermage Palace

    This very pictoresque palace, which is situated on the oldest square of the town, belonged to the well known Sermage Family. The look of the front facade attracts so much and you'll click on your camera without hesitation. The harmonious Rococo palace, which stood on Stancicev trg, takes the today appearance in the mid of the 18th century. Its...

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