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Healing break at the crossroads of cultures

The multicultural cities of Daruvar, Bjelovar and Garešnica adorn the edges of green nature in Bjelovar-Bilogora County. With more than 20 different nationalities, mostly Czechs, the large influence of different cultures can be seen in the gastronomy of these cities, whose origin is witnessed by many prehistoric archaeological sites. Relax with their diverse wellness offer and explore the rich cultural heritage of these picturesque cities.

A wide range of activities, available in the area, will fill your days with fun and relaxation. The doors of museums and galleries are open to the explorers of the historical, artistic and cultural heritage of the area. A visit to Lovrak Centre will thrill the children, while sports playground and swimming pools, along with skiing and bike routes, represent an excellent training base, both for recreational and professional athletes.

After the sporting activities, you can find an oasis for rest and relaxation in a finely decorated centre of health and beauty. The quality of Daruvar thermal waters was recognised by the Roman emperors, who were the first to build relaxing baths here.

A couple of modern hotels offer excellent accommodation, while you can have a refreshing break in many restaurants and cafés, which offer local specialties. During the day, you can explore wooded hills and get to know the beauties of their flora and fauna, while for a complete experience, you can spend the night in one of the mountain huts or holiday resorts.

You can enrich your visit to Daruvar, Bjelovar and Garešnica by visiting one of their events. Every year, Daruvar celebrates Martinje (St. Martin’s) when the must is traditionally blessed and turned into wine, in Bjelovar you can have fun at the documentary film festival DOKUart and in Garešnica you can enjoy the GastroFlora event. You can get to know the customs of the area by taking an excursion, such as Spring in Veliko Trojstvo and Horse Riding Picnic on Bilogora mountain.

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