Vinkovci on River Bosut that is popular with recreational athletes, walkers, rowers and fishermen. Source: tz-vinkovci.hr
City on the banks of Bosut that has been inhabited since the Early Stone Age, some 8000 years ago. In the 1st century it was known as the Roman city Cibalae, in the 3rd century an Archdiocese with martyrs St. Eusebius and Polion, in the 4th century it was the birth place of Roman emperors Valentinian and Valens - rulers of the West and East Roman Empire. In the 14th century it was mentioned as the settlement of St. Ilija, in the 16th century it was ruled by the Turks and in the 18th century it was mentioned as Vinkovci (named after the Parish Church of St. Vinko) with an important military,
Old centre of Vinkovci - often a setting of (Vinkovacke jeseni) Vinkovac Autumns and tourist tours. Source: skyscrapercity.com
merchant and traffic role. Today, the City of Vinkovci has over 35 thousand inhabitants. It is the cultural, economic and traffic centre with the Faculty of Agriculture, Philosophy and Construction, a high school and seven vocational schools, agricultural, cattle, leather, textile, wood processing, metal processing, construction and food industry, centre for plant breeding. It is also an important intersection of railroad and other traffic roads. The sites include statue of the Holy Trinity, Church of St. Ilija - St. Vinko on Meraja, Parish Church of St. Eusebius and Polion, Command
Wedding parade during the September event of Vinkovacke jeseni (Vinkovac Autumns). Source: turistat.tv
building and the building of the main guard regiment - currently the City Museum, etc. Events include Zimski sokacki divani (Winter Sokci Talks), Dorf - regional festival of musical documentaries, Festival of the Actor, Ethno weekend in ethno city - hairdressing competition in the making of ethno hair styles, Vinkovacke jeseni (Vinkovac Autumns) - event of original folk culture (at the beginning of September), Days of Josip and Ivan Kozarac - literary event, Katarina Party, International Tennis Tournament, Vinkovac Fall Economy and Trade Fair. City of Vinkovci has a dozen sports clubs, several biking trails, equestrian fields and tennis courts. It is possible to go swimming at Lenije swimming pools. Recreational activities are available in fitness centers, along with hunting and fishing. In the Vinkovac area one should visit the Sopot archeological park, the old town of Ilok, castle in Nustar, hero city of Vukovar
and the archeological site of Vucedol. Slavonian specialties are offered in a dozen restaurants and accommodation is available in 6 hotels, 3 hostels, 2 lodgings, a hunter's house, rural households and apartments in Vinkovac and its surroundings.
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