Petrinja like it once was

The whole world saw the terrible damage caused by the magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Decemer 29th 2020.  to the small town of Petrinja near Sisak and only 50 km away from Zagreb, the Croatian capital.

Petrinja, Croatia
Petrinja, Croatia

Thanks to the young architect Goran Žurić who collected these beautiful photos, we have the opportunity to publish this.

Petrinja, Croatia
Petrinja, Croatia

PETRINJA gained the status of a free royal city in the 13th century. It was only at the beginning of the 19th century that it began to acquire the appearance we know today. After Napoleon’s war, both Sisak and Petrinja became part of Napoleon’s Illyrian provinces.

Petrinja, Croatia, public domain photo
Petrinja, Croatia, public domain photo

The capital was Ljubljana. Unlike the old city of Sisak, which belonged to civilian Croatia, Petrinja belonged to military Croatia.

Petrinja. Croatia, postcard, public domain
Petrinja. Croatia, postcard, public domain

The French planted “linden Illyrians” in the central park we saw in the earthquake footage.

Promenade with a Roman Catholic church, Petrinja, Croatia
Promenade with a Roman Catholic church, Petrinja, Croatia

In the Petrinja park, known as Strossmayer promenade, there are four linden trees preserved on the main town square, for which the studied literature, without exception, French ere during their administration in Petrinja in 1809-1813.

Petrinja. Croatia. Hotel of the Imperor of Austrie
Petrinja. Croatia. Hotel of the Imperor of Austrie

This period is generally mentioned as the beginning of the arrangement of the Petrinja park. “Later, Austro-Hungarian construction made Petrinja a typical Central European, lovely town.

Školska ulica/School street, Petrinja,Croatia
Školska ulica/School street, Petrinja,Croatia

The promenade, Petrinja, Croatia
The promenade, Petrinja, Croatia

 

Croatia, Petrinja
Croatia, Petrinja

Iron bridge over the Petrinjčica river, Petrinja, Croatia
Iron bridge over the Petrinjčica river, Petrinja, Croatia

The first Croatian salami factory:Prva hrvatska tvornica salame, Petrinja, Croatia
The first Croatian salami factory:Prva hrvatska tvornica salame, Petrinja, Croatia

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