Varaždin - Špancirfest
Year after year there are more and more guests who join the people of Varaždin in the celebration of the traditional leisurely walking in the streets or, as it is popularly called in Varaždin ‘španciranje’. For ten days this city in the northwest turns into a colorful fun ground of laughter and joy. Numerous performers, musicians, actors and entertainers come out onto the streets, and the entire city operates as a public space for the presentation of Croatian tradition. The stands are crowded with products of traditional crafts, artifacts of artists, traditionally prepared food and beverages and various souvenirs.

This year's 12th Špancirfest, which hosts call the Festival of good emotions, will be held from 20th to 29th of August.

Varaždin is a city of extraordinary artistic and architectural heritage with the largest and best preserved urban baroque complex. In addition to the Old Town, on a relatively small area remain preserved palaces and villas in the style of Baroque, Rococo, Secession, with one of the oldest European city halls. It is one of the finest and most distinctive Croatian cities, which is profiled as a city of baroque, music and flowers.

It was recently noticed by the Lonely Planet, one of the world's most famous tourist guides, which in its internet edition ( listed Varaždin as the first place to see in Croatia, describing it as the city with carefully preserved baroque architecture.

The Tourist Board of the Varaždin County

The Tourist Board of Varaždin


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