Panorama of Krapina with Parish Church of St. Nicholas, Franciscan Monastery and Church of St. Catherine. Source: zeleni-planet.hr
Krapina is the city on River Krapincica, in the valley between mountains of Macelj, Strahincica and Kostelgora. It is known for the largest European site of Neanderthals remains dating back to over 30,000 years ago. Krapina area has been continuously inhabited since the Bronze Age (over 3,500 years) and its name was first mentioned in the 12th Century. At the beginning of the 15th Century, it was the site of the wedding between the Croatian-Hungarian King and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Sigismuns of Luxembourg, and Barbara of Celje (later known as Black Queen) with over 400
Krapina Neanderthal Museum is a must-see for every tourist. Source: mhz.hr
European kings, princes and aristocrats as guests. During the greatest Ottoman threat, in the 16th and the 17th Century, Krapina was the site of 5 Croatian parliaments. Dr. Ljudevit Gaj, the founder of the Croatian Illyrian Cultural Renaissance was born in Krapina at the beginning of the 19th Century, and at the end of the 19th Century, Dragutin Gorjanovic Kramberger, a paleontologist from Zagreb researched the site of the Krapina Neanderthal. Today, Krapina has over 12 thousand inhabitants. It is the administrative centre of Krapina-Zagorje County; it develops small economy, trades,
Festival of Kajkavian Song Krapina is a traditional Krapina event. Source: kajkavske-popevke.hr
printing, and trade, catering and shipping services. Krapina is the cultural centre of Croatian Zagorje with the Faculty of Education for teachers and Polytechnic. Other than the historical city core, the Old Town, Franciscan Monastery and the Church of St. Catherine, Parish Church of St. Nicholas, birthplace of Ljudevit Gaj and City of Krapina Gallery are also interesting. However, the most visited are the site and the Museum of Krapina Neanderthal. The most famous event is the Kajkavian Culture Week with the Festival of Kajkavian Song (in September). Nearby is the Sanctuary of St. Maria of Jerusalem on Trski Vrh, and somewhat further there are: Tuhelj Spa, Krapina Spa, ethnical village of Kumrovec (birthplace of Josip Broz Tito), Stubica Spa and Marian Sanctuary Marija Bistrica. Accommodation is available in boarding house Pod starim krovovima and in nearby in mountaineer hut Strahincica, and in tourist village Vuglec breg. Of course, in Krapina and its surroundings accommodation is also offered in private apartments and rooms.
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