About Sisak

Even in archaic age of history, when Illyrians and Celts fought in lands now deemed Croatian, the town of Sisak existed as an important strategic point and valuable military outpost. Such situation extended in Roman Age, when a coin factory was constructed for the Empire in Sisak. Internal Croatian issues also put the city on tactical map, when 9th century ruler Ljudevit Posavski decided to settle his armies in Sisak. The city castle of Stari Grad was a site of ferocious battle between Croats and Turks in 1593, which changed the tide of war and brought safety to Christian Europe. This is a reason why Sisak is known as the city of Croatian victories.

Sisak hides many architectural landmarks, from Secession-styled town hall to Austro-Hungarian barracks. It also has an archeological park, where remains of past can be witnessed, as well in the so-called Historical Ring, a small circular square which provides information on Sisak’s turning points in history.

But Sisak is also a city of art, thanks to numerous galleries and exhibition halls. Gastronomy of continental Croatia can also be enjoyed, as well as numerous cultural events which occur during the year. And one simply has to take a photo on Stari Most, the beautiful bridge which serves as Sisak’s symbol.

Sisak
Sisak, Croatia

Tendering the Cycling Past in Hrvatska Kostajnica

Have you ever wondered what first bicycles looked like? Unlike modern examples which often tend to be small and compact, the old cycling models were boasting with their size.  The first wheel was especially large and pedals couldn’t be reached by any driver. However, these means of transport were an important step towards cycling mobility and have largely contributed to its culture. In order to cherish this interesting part of history, people of Sisak-Moslavina County made several public installations depicting old bicycles. They can be found in several settlements, including Hrvatska Kostajnica. The county has also abundantly invested in its cycling tourism. This region of Continental Croatia has more than 1000 kilometers of arranged tracks, making it a great destination…

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