Varaždin CASTLE (STARIGRAD)

Varaždin during Špancirfest

Varaždin during Špancirfest

 

Visit Varaždin - The secret is out!  

The Old Oak House provides an ideal base from which to explore northern Croatia and its neighbours Slovenia and Hungary.   Situated just 80 kilometres from Croatia’s capital city Zagreb and its international airport it is also perfect for a weekend break.    Be sure to visit Varaždin, Croatia's old capital and one of the most beautiful baroque towns in Eastern Europe. 

 
Croatia’s architectural and musical gem lies inland.

Forget Croatia’s beloved coast: The inland city Varaždin is one of the country’s most picturesque and well-preserved areas. One hour north of Zagreb, this small metropolis of 50,000 has an immaculate cobblestoned town center and is stocked with Baroque churches and palaces. Croatia may be most famous for its picturesque Dalmatian Coast dotted with medieval cities like Dubrovnik but Varazdin has an equally rich history. Over the last several years it has become even better known as a hub for culture. Its festivals celebrate everything from contemporary art and dance to Baroque and rock music, and artists, ateliers and government initiatives continue to enhance an already vivid scene .....
— New York Times