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Vinkovci – The Capital of Šokadija
In Slavonia, the eastern part of the Pannonian- Danube part of Croatia, on the northern edge of Bosut lowlands, is the largest settlement of South East Slavonia and Western Srijem, the former very important military center and Šokac metropolis, the city of Vinkovci. The city of rich history, culture, architecture, folklore, traditions and customs.

The old town center and most of the city is located along the left bank of the river Bosut.
Due to its favorable geotraffic position, the climatic and geological characteristics, the area has always been attractive for settlement. The continuity of settlement over more than 7000 years is very rare even in European terms.

Vinkovci belongs to a group of cities of the northen Croatian area that are characterized by significant architectural characteristics. The architectural structure is the result of historical stages through which it went through as well as various economic and construction impacts and the economic and financial power of its inhabitants. This is a city with very rich architectural heritage. Vinkovci is now a spatially large city in whose structure we observe several large squares and major, long street routes that were the basis of urban development.

In the same way Vinkovci marks several major parks and green public spaces, and a number of clearly recognizable contemporarily planned districts and settlements. The central square with its distinct characteristics of Baroque urbanism and peripheral parts which enclosed it, represents an area of high cultural, historical, urban, architectural, stylistic and aesthetic values of Vinkovci. Within the above-mentioned urban canopy there is a park decorated in French style.

Vinkovci is known for its "Vinkovci Autumn Festival", the largest folk event in this part of Europe which has been held already for 40 odd years. It is a festival of original Croatian folklore in which folk groups from various parts of Croatia, the diaspora, and by groups from Europe and America participate in.

Guests are offered accommodation in hotels Slavonia, Admiral, Lady M, Cibalia, Gem, Kunjevci and Šumski dvori- Spačva. In the vicinity of the city the villages Otok, Ivankovo, Rokovci-Andrijaševci, Lipovac and many others, located in beautiful interiors of the famous oak forest and the meanders of the rivers Bosut, Spačva, Biđ, Studva and their tributaries, offer unforgettable experiences of rural tourism.

In the Vinkovci area there has been a long tradition of hunting tourism. The 40,000 hectares of hunting area of the Spačva forest basin is rich in diverse wildlife. Near the city are the well known "Kunjevci", "Spačva" and "Merolino'' hunting grounds.  Sport fishing has been developed on the rivers Bosut, Spačva, Studva and regular competitions in the cooking of fiš (fish stew) are being held.

The Tourist Board of Vukovarsko-Srijemska County

The Tourist Board of the city of Vinkovci

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