Novi Zagreb&surroundings, Zagreb
Kumrovec, the birth place of Josip Broz Tito, is turned into an Ethno-village. It is situated on the banks of the Sutla river, a place where you can become acquainted with the architectural and folklore heritage of rural Zagorje from the end of the nineteenth century. The small town of Kumrovec, better say village, is situate about 40 km north of Zagreb.
The easiest way to get to Kumrovec is by taking A2 highway from Zagreb to Krapina, at the first exit off the highway (Oroslavje, Klanjec, Tuhelj) turn left in the direction of Tuheljske toplice - Klanjec. After passing the small town of Klanjec there are few kilometers to the Kumrovec. It is a local road but in a very good conditions and very scenic, offering plenty of beautiful landscapes full of greenery.
The chapel of Jesus in Wounds (crkva Ranjenog Isusa) is situated on a field, near Zagreb airport. It was built and furnished by the widow of the nobleman Ladislav Plepelić in 1758.
The chapel is entairly made of oak-wood planks. The ceiling and the panellings were painted. This chapel was also restored by the domestic timber workers of Posavina.
The present-day chapel is exceptional for its facadedecorations. The facade had the year 1896 written out in paint which, according to the way of timer-working (by sawing planks), could correspond to the year when it was built.
The bases are made of brick and the floor had flag-stones laid on concrete. The base planks, as well as the walls, were sawn and linked in the so-called German angle. The final wall-mouldings stretch much out of the facade wall and are supported by the side posts of the porch. The porch with the unusually positioned bell-tower offers an attractive sculptural solution. The poch posts are carved, while the gable planks are decorated with vividly coloured rich ornaments. The eaves were trimmed with indented decorations shaped like drops.
This beautiful Greek-Catholic church is situated in Pribic, small town in region of Zumberak near Zagreb. Zumberak is an eco-tourism destination with beautiful nature-park worth of visiting.
You just take the old road in direction of Karlovac and then follow the road marks, you cannot miss it.
Marija Bistrica; The Catholic faith is deeply rooted in the spirit of the Croatian people, which can be seen especialy in the devotion they show to the Mother of God, whom they call the 'Queen of the Croats. This is the church of the Blessed Virgin of Bistrica.
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Klenovik; is the largest palace in Croatia. It has 90 rooms and exactly 365 windows. For a short time during the 17th century it was the seat of the Croatian Parliament, while today it is a sanatorium for respiratory ailments.
Klenovik is situated north of Zagreb, in the vicinity of Varaždin.
Crna Mlaka; a marshy forest with spacious fisheries, is a preserve that protects many endangered species of marsh birds.
It is not far from Zagreb, about 40 km in direction of Sisak, and if you are nature or birds lover it worth to visit this location.
The castle of Trakoscan is surrounded with beautiful park, designed in English style, and a small lake what makes this place very attractive to those who prefer spending their holidays off of the crowded destinations.
Right opposite the castle there is a hotel where you can stay.
Bezanec; is a representative classist palace that now hold an exclusive restaurant with a rich selection of recreational activities. You can explore the deep forest which surrounded the mansion, ride a horses or just enjoy in the shadow of the high trees.
The mansion is situated nearby the Castle of Miljana
It's easy to reach Novi Zagreb by tram. But there is a catch, that you actually don't really see anything much from the tram but you need to get off and walk to the buildings in order to appreciate the different architecture.
If you want to travel from the center of Zagreb to Novi Zagreb you need to cross the Sava river. You can do so by tram lines 7 or 14. It is possible to take a walk along the rised river banks but it's not a prime tourist sight.
Visit the town of Varazdin which is only 77 km far from Zagreb and connected by highway. The town of Varazdin is coloquially called "Baroque city". On this picture you can see beautiful and very well preserved the medieval castle of Varazdin, which is situated right in the centre of the town.
Ozalj; the old medieval castle town located high above the waters of the Kupa river. It is situated about 40 km from Zagreb in direction of Karlovac.
In case you are traveling by car, takeing motorway instead of highway, turn right to Ozalj and visit this castle.
City of Bjelovar is situated in central Croatia, just about 80 km from Zagreb, croatian capital. In Bjelovar lives about 40,000 people, and it is center of County Bjelovarsko-bilogorska.
In middle of 18th century, well known Austrian empress Maria Theresa made order to building brand new town, Bjelovar. Because of this, all streets in center of town is crossing by 90 degrees what Bjelovar makes unique Croatian town. In middle of town center is main square where is situated a beautiful park. Last two years it won very nice prize "The most beautiful square in continental Croatia" by Croatian national tourist organization.
On croatian language "Bjelovar" means something like "White city". So come and enjoy in tips about Bjelovar, and later I hope I will see you in one of the most beautiful Croatian city (because, this year Bjelovar also win prize "Third most beautiful city in continental Croatia").
Krapina is rather small town situated north of Zagreb but it has the significant place in the history of Croatia. It worth to visit because of the museum of famous Krapinski pracovjek (Homo sapiens neanderthalensis) , one among oldiest men kind found in Europe.
The museum exibits founds from the cave which is located next to it.
The town of Samobor is a pearl of the Zagreb region's tourism. A town with the selection of traditional restaurants and spots for outings. It is known for its carnivals, high-quality wines, cured meat specialties and delicious custard pastries.
Don't miss to try "kremshnita" cake when visiting Samobor.