About Zagorje

The green slopes of Zagorje region are somewhat unjustly overshadowed by coastal areas of Croatia. Rich in history, beautiful in nature and full of unique historical sites, Zagorje is situated in northwest part of Croatia, behind the mountain of Medvednica. Its landmarks are quite numerous, from Baroque streets of Varazdin to high-tech museum of Evolution in Krapina. Large castles of Trakoscan and Veliki Tabor can be considered the sole reasons to make a day trip to Zagorje, and who could deny the pleasure of enjoying one’s time in thermae of Stubicke Toplice? For those interested in Roman Catholic spirituality, Zagorje hosts the most important pilgrimage site in Croatia called Marija Bistrica. Those who remember Yugoslavia and its influence can visit Kumrovec, the birthplace of Josip Broz Tito, the popular leader of former state. In addition to all said, Zagorje is a region with distinctive culinary identity and strong tradition of wine making.

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Prepare for Peasant Revolt in Zagorje

Every year, a large outdoor spectacle is being organized near Town of Donja Stubica in Zagorje Region. It includes dozens of costumed participants that stage a historical battle between rebelled peasants and knights loyal to medieval regime. The real battle occurred at the end of 16th century and was one of the most important moments for Zagorje region and Croatia at general. This year, the battle will take place on February 9th 2019 in 2:00 p.m. in front of Stubicki Golubovec Castle. But that doesn’t mean supporting events are not already taking place. Several cultural gatherings were made, including a visit to house of rebel leader Matija Gubec in village of Hizakovec. The participants walked from this location to a…

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