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Old Town of Varazdin

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Old Town of Varazdin
  • (worth a trip)
  • 1-2 km
  • Easy
  • Low
  • 1 hour or less
  • 3 3

Fortress and Museum

Stari grad 42000, Varaždin Croatia

The biggest attraction of city of Varazdin is a fortress called Old Town. It’s located on the north-western border of city center, and today it houses the City Museum of Varazdin.


The fortress was first mentioned in the 12th century and it is believed it was then the seat of the mayors of Varazdin. At the end of the 14th century came into possession of the Counts of Celje, when was rebuilt in the Gothic style. From that time comes a central rectangular object, which originally contained a wooden palisade. The most extensive fortress changes were in the 16th century, when it was reconstructed into a modern Renaissance fortification.

Opening hours

Tues - Sat: 10:00 - 17:00
Sun: 10:00 - 13:00
Mon: Closed

How to get there

It's in the center of Varazdin. Highway Zagreb-Varazdin to the center of Varazdin.