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Varazdin (The Old Castle)

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Address: Strossmayerovo setaliste 7, Varazdin 42000, Croatia
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Varazdin is a Jewel

We visited Varazdin unfortunately in a hurry as we spent one day touring in northern Croatia. I really regret not having dedicated a full day to this city. After 2 weeks in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Javier F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Varazdin unfortunately in a hurry as we spent one day touring in northern Croatia. I really regret not having dedicated a full day to this city. After 2 weeks in Croatia this is one of the top 5 experiences. The city is extremely nice, nearly no tourists compared to Dubrovnik or Split and many interesting things to see... More 

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Houten, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Historical building are always interested to us. This year our kid also start to understand the differences history between countries. We all learn from the past so we like this (Gradski Muzej Varadin) museum.

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The is interesting old building but the descriptions of artifacts in the museum were difficult for an English speaker to follow. Hrvatski would be good to know. Having said that, it is worth going. xxx

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Grand Bend, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Varazdin Castle stands next to the city centre, an imposing reminder of when Varazdin was a frontier town defending Croatia from the Turks. Varazdin Castle was rebuilt in 1560 in Renaissance style, and is currently a civic museum with collections of weapons, porcelain, furniture, handicrafts from the 18th century.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

You must visit Varaždin. It is the best place in continental part of Croatia , calm, and everything and evrybody here are very relaxed and nice. In the summer you must experience Varazdin fest!Baskers all over the world, great concerts etc.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

This is really worthwhile with an extensive collection spread across many rooms on three floors. The furniture pieces were amazing in how intricate the woodwork is. There is glass, clocks, clothes, paintings and more, well worth the small fee.

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Novi Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

If you like old, forgotten towns, this is something you must see! Friendly people, good food, history and nice architecture are here. It used to be a capital of Croatia. There are good stories about the town, the best one is about the angels....and you should follow the path of angels :) But, that's just one story and Varazdin has... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

You should take a tour, it is quite nice to see some of the exhibits. They are a collection - not very thriving but nice.

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Dorfgastein, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Its a Very nice Small castle. Feeling like snowwhite 😉 cheap entry. Its from the Habsburg time. And you can see how they reale lived .

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Mankato, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Varaždin, Croatia, is a delightful town some 90 kilometers from the capital of Zagreb. Founded in the 12th century, Varaždin sports an extensive pedestrian-only city centre with shops, excellent restaurants and a beautiful castle built and rebuilt over the centuries. After suffering a devastating fire in 1776, the town - having lost its status as capital of Croatia - was... More 

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