Varaždin medieval castle is the most important monument of the town. Its construction began back in the 14th century and lasted for over four centuries, as it was built and rebuilt several times in different architectural styles. Castle’s rounded towers and the moat filled with water were constructed in the 15th century. During the invasion of the Turks. in the late 16th century, high walls with bastions were built. Over the centuries the castle has undergone many transformations.

Since 1925, it hosts the Varaždin City Museum. There are several collections in the museum, like historic documents, glass, clock, ceramics, weapons, and fascinating rooms furnished in several different styles and chronologically displayed starting from Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Empire etc.

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Anja Logožar (2 years ago)
Definitely visit the Old Town if you're in Varaždin. It's well preserved and the surrounding park gives you plenty of opportunity to hide in the shade of the trees and even enjoy a lovely picnic.
andrej vkadinovic (2 years ago)
Nice historical landmark with plenty of space to rest and relax
Kathleen Brenckle (2 years ago)
Truly charming medieval city with the most spectacular baroque church. Must go inside to see it.
Eruanna (2 years ago)
You should definitely go and have a look when you're in Varaždin
Nika Medvid (2 years ago)
Beautiful place, and so clean! Had a really lovely time. All the people were nice and accomodating. The rown itself is very peaceful and quiet, exactly what I needed. Will definitely visit again.
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