July 17 – Zagreb County Day

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Happy Zagreb County Day!

Zagreb County, sometimes referred to as Zagreb Ring because it encircles the City of Zagreb from the west, north, and east, is a county located in a 3,078 m2 area in north-western Croatia. The County is geographically diverse – hills in the west, and lowlands in the south and east. 

It was founded as Comitatus Zagrabiensis on July 17, 1759, when Queen Maria Theresa gave it a coat of arms and a signet ring. The County encompassed an area from Zagorje to Križevci, Sisak, Karlovac, Gorski Kotar, to the coast. The territory changed over time and the County’s current area has existed since January 1, 1997.

Zagreb County within Croatia
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There are nine cities and 25 municipalities within the County and because it’s Zagreb County Day, this is a perfect day to remind you to visit some of the wonderful landmarks some of which are less than an hour away from Zagreb. The County is full of gorgeous scenery, archaeological sites, vineyards, castles, unique sacral architecture, and delicious food, so, get your maps ready and go explore.

Our suggestions include:

– Zaprešić castles (Lužnica, Januševec, Laduč, Gornja Bistra, Jakovlje) and The Jelačić Novi Dvori, one of the best preserved feudal estates in Croatia

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– archaeological site of Andautonia in Ščitarjevo

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– the Baroque town of Samobor, famous for its kremšnite

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– Lukavec Old Town

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– St. Barbara wooden chapel in Velika Mlaka

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– Crna Mlaka ornithological reserve in Jastrebarsko

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– Plešivica wine road

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– Baroque Church of St. Martin in Dugo Selo

– Petar Zrinski Tower in Vrbovec

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These are just a few of the many wonderful spots in Zagreb County that are undoubtedly worth a visit. You can find more suggestions and details about different locations on Zagreb County Tourist Board website and, if you need some more convincing, here are some videos:



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