Suggested Places to Visit in Varazdin Croatia

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Varazdin is a small Croatian baroque town located in the north of Croatia. The baroque and rococo architecture of the city makes it a wonderful place to stop or stay if you are in the countryside, especially if you are coming from Zagreb. Although it is the most underrated city in Croatia, Varazdin is actually a city that will give you an insight into Croatian history and its awesome architecture. Learn more about Varazdin in this short guide.

1. Old Castle (Stari Grad)

The Varazdin Fort is the heart of what was once the old town (Stari Grad) and its last reconstruction dates back to the 16th century. Today it houses the Stedelijk Museum with an interesting collection of decorative art objects that are worth a visit. You can take a walk on a beautiful green lawn, even better if at sunset.

2. Main square

The main square of Varazdin is completely car-free and is surrounded by beautiful churches and Baroque buildings. Here you can meet many local people. And although many people are on the road, you can still drink coffee in a calm and relaxed way in one of the many cafes.

3. Statue of Grgur Ninski

The monument to Grgur Ninskyi, the bishop who made a huge contribution to church affairs and translated the Bible into Croatian. A monument to the bishop stands in many cities of Croatia, but this is perhaps the most spectacular, the sculptor managed to convey movement and emotions.

4. Cimitero Cittadino

In a ten-minute walk from the castle you can reach the Varazdin Cemetery. Designed in 1905 by the Austrian Hermann Helmer, it is worth a visit for its particular composition, very rare in small towns. From some tombstones with particular inscriptions and drawings to others in a different style, it contains the history and moments of a city that deserves a visit.

5. Ursuline Church of the Nativity of Christ

On the street leading from the local travel agency to the castle, you will inevitably come across the beautiful pink church of the Ursuline Monastery. The Church of the Nativity of Christ, or simply the Church of the Ursulines, is a small church in Varazdin. Beautiful in a baroque style, and very cute. In the old days, they owned significant properties in the city itself and its surroundings, now the monastery owns only what is behind the church.

Where to stay in Varazdin, Croatia

Hotel class:

Bed & Bike Youth Hostel

Bed & Bike Hostel provides accommodation with free bikes, free private parking, a shared lounge and a terrace. All rooms have a kitchenette and a shared bathroom. All guest rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a microwave, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. The hostel serves a continental or buffet breakfast.

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