Varaždin is according to Croatians the most pleasant city for living. Since 1993, Varaždin has been the head of Varaždin County.
But – more important – Varaždin used to be the capital of Croatia.
Do not miss to visit the baroque city when you go to Croatia.
Due to constant turmoil, competition, and strengthening of the Hungarian, but then rich and influential Croatian nobility, Maria Theresa sought to strengthen absolute power and a unified state, and in 1767 the Queen established the first modern Croatian government; the Croatian Royal Council based in Varaždin.
Varaždin was the capital of Croatia
No, Varaždin was the capital for only 9 years, because, after the great Varaždin fire in 1776, the Royal Council moved to Zagreb. Varaždin was the capital of Croatia from 1767 to 1776. At that time, beautiful baroque palaces and public buildings were built in it, which have preserved donations and give it the characteristics of a baroque city.
In spe that your host in Croatia will suggest you visit Varaždin – let us take you around…