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Varaždin during Špancirfest

Varaždin during Špancirfest

Croatia’s architectural and musical gem lies inland.

Forget Croatia’s beloved coast: The inland city Varaždin is one of the country’s most picturesque and well-preserved areas. One hour north of Zagreb, this small metropolis of 50,000 has an immaculate cobblestoned town center and is stocked with Baroque churches and palaces like the Draskovic. The theme continues with an annual Baroque music festival, but that’s where it ends. Other music-themed festivals and concerts are decidedly modern and change from year to year: One, the Radar Festival, for contemporary stars, has drawn names such as Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana, and various other festivals throughout the year such as Spancir Fest, celebrated from the end of August to September, attract artists and musicians from around Europe. — SHIVANI VORA
— New York Times

When it comes to the very best European holiday destinations, bigger does not always mean better. Some of Europe's most rewarding and best-kept secrets are often set well off the beaten path away from the holiday crowds.  Varaždin, Croatia's old capital and one of the most beautiful baroque towns in Eastern Europe,  is easily reached.   Situated just 80 kilometres from Croatia’s capital city Zagreb and its international airport and just a few kilometres from Croatia's borders with Slovenia and Hungary, Varaždin provides an ideal base from which to explore northern Croatia and its neighbours. 

Visitors are accommodated at the charming, traditional 'Old Oak House' set amongst the rolling hills and green fields of Varaždin county a few miles from town.   Here, you can relax and do your own thing or, with the help of  the owners, select from a range of  Varaždin holiday highlights for an unforgettable, value for money holiday.