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Varaždin

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Added on 03 Jan 2015,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 20 Sep 2016

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Old town

 

Name and address

Varaždin

HR-42000 Varaždin

Geodetic coordinates

46.307480 16.337422

Communication

Varaždinski Korzo
Varaždinski Korzo
Varaždin Castle
Varaždin Castle
Franciscan Square in Varaždin
Franciscan Square in Varaždin
Ljudevit Gaj street in Varaždin view towards south
Ljudevit Gaj street in Varaždin view towards south

Vȁraždīn (Croatian pronunciation: [ʋâraʒdiːn] or [ʋarǎʒdin], Hungarian: Varasd, German: Warasdin) is a city in North Croatia. The total population is 46,946, with 38,839 of the city settlement itself (2011). The centre of Varaždin County is located near the Drava river. It is mainly known for its baroque buildings, music, textile, food and IT industry.

See

Varaždin represents the best preserved and richest urban complex in continental Croatia.

The Old Town (fortress) is an example of medieval defensive buildings. Construction began in the 14th century, and in the following century the rounded towers, typical of Gothic architecture in Croatia, were added. Today it houses the Town Museum. The fortress is depicted on the reverse of the Croatian 5 kuna banknote, issued in 1993 and 2001.

The Old and Contemporary Masters Gallery is located in the Sermage Palace, built in the rococo style in 1750.

In 1523, Margrave Georg of Brandenburg built the town hall in late baroque style, with the Varaždin coat of arms at the foot of the tower, and it has continued in its function until the present day. There is a guard-changing ceremony every Saturday.

Varaždin's Cathedral, a former Jesuit church, was built in 1647, and is distinguished by its baroque entrance, eighteenth-century altar, and paintings.

There are many baroque and rococo palaces and houses in the town. Worth particular mention is Varaždin's Croatian National Theatre, built in 1873 and designed by the famous Viennese architects Herman Helmer and Ferdinand Fellner.

A baroque music festival has been held annually in Varaždin since 1971, and attracts some of the finest musicians and their fans from Croatia and the world. Recommended to visitors is also the historical street festival Špancir fest every September.

The city features its old city guard, named Purgari, in various city ceremonies as well as the weekly ceremony of the 'change of the guards' in front of the city hall. Additionally, Varaždin police officers patrol on bicycles in the warmer months.

The Old Town (Stari Grad)

The Old Town keep is one of the biggest monuments in the city of Varaždin and one of its biggest tourist attractions. It is located in the north-western section of the city core. Today the keep houses the Varaždin City Museum.

The keep is first mentioned in the 12th century and it is believed to be the center of Varaždin county life. The keep underwent numerous ownership changes and reconstructions over the centuries.

The Old Town was featured on the now defunct 5 Kuna bill. Interestingly, on the bill the picture of the keep is a mirror image of the actual appearance of the keep.

Churches and monasteries

  • Parish Church of St. Nicholas
  • Jesuit College and the Church of St. Mary, today the Cathedral
  • Franciscan Friary and the Church of St. John the Baptist
  • Ursuline Convent and the Church of the Nativity
  • Capuchin Monastery and the Church of the Holy Trinity

Baroque palaces

  • Town Hall
  • Bužan Palace
  • Drašković Palace
  • Eggersdorfer Palace
  • Erdődy Palace
  • Erdödy-Oršić Palace
  • Herzer Palace
  • Hinterholzer Palace
  • Janković Palace
  • Keglević Palace
  • Palace of the Varaždin County
  • Palace of the Zagreb Kaptol
  • Patačić Palace
  • Patačić-Puttar Palace
  • Petković Palace
  • Prašinski-Sermage Palace
  • Pauline Mansion

Eat

  • Restaurant Pansion Garestin
    Zagrebačka ul. 34, +385 42 214 314, Croatian and international specialties, patio

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Input taken over from:

Wikipedia contributors, 'Varaždin', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 December 2014, 19:57 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Vara%C5%BEdin&oldid=639228772> [accessed 3 January 2015]

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Added on 03 Jan 2015,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 20 Sep 2016