Varazdin (Varaždin in Croatian) is a small city of 48000 inhabitants located in the plains of northern Croatia, about 80km northeast of Zagreb. Varazdin was founded as a Hungarian-Croatian city at the end of the 12th century. During the Ottoman threat the city was fortified; it later became the cultural, political and commercial centre of Croatia. Between 1756 and 1776 Varazdin was the capital of Croatia. After the fire of 1776 Varazdin was reconstructed in Baroque style.
Nowadays Varazdin is a picturesque city with a beautiful historic core built in Baroque style. The castle has white walls and was built in the 15th century. It is surrounded by a park.
How to get to Varazdin
Varazdin can be reached by car or bus. It also has a train station with trains to Zagreb.
There are a handful of hotels and several pensions, B&Bs and apartments, most bookable through the international booking portals.