Varazdin - Historic Nucleus and Old Town

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46° 18' 17.0316" N, 16° 20' 17.9556" E
General info: 

The historic nucleus and old town of Varazdin represent the richest and best preserved medieval complex in the whole Croatia. The old town dates back to 14th century.

The fortress in the old town is the biggest of the monuments and it is now home to the City Museum of Varazdin. The Varazdin castle in the old town is open for visitors. Apart from the castle, more than 15 Baroque palaces and more than 10 churches, monasteries and chapels make up the rest of the monuments within the historic nucleus of Varazdin. The cemetery of the city is one of the most beautiful in the whole Europe, thanks to the efforts done by Herman Haller in 1905.

Getting there: 

Varazdin is just 81km away from Zagreb and buses are available between the two cities. Take the bus from the Main Bus Station in Zagreb, located downtown.

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