A pleasant provincial town in the north of Croatia, located in the province of Medjimurje which is enclosed by the rivers Mura and Drava. Situated along the borders with Slovenia and Hungary, and easy accessible by car via highways it is a perfect place to visit for a couple of days. The area lends itself perfectly for walking and cycling along well signposted trails.
The province is known for it’s production of white wine, it’s wine roads and delicious regional dishes. Historically, a farmers area with fertile soil, which gives the visitor the opportunity to buy excellent local products on the farmers market. There is a daily market in town with fresh produce, but Wednesday and Saturday are the main market days. On Wednesday there is also larger market just outside town, with local produces foods, artisan products, cloths, second-hand market and small farm animals.
In the year 1547 the town of Čakovec was given to the then governor of Croatia, Nikola Zrinski, by emperor Ferdinand. The castle still stands and is worth a visit, it houses a museum and a restaurant. Around the castle you can walk in a green park, and visit the main street of Town and the st. Helena church.
Every year at the end of may a week of festivities is organized to celebrate the day of the province and town. With a parade of the guard by horse in traditional costumes, market stalls and
other activities. The real event of the year however takes place at the end of August the so-called ‘Porcijunkulovo‘. This is a multi-day manifestation with decorations, street performances, market stalls with local products, free live music concerts, a fair and many more activities, is the highlight of the year and an unforgettable experience!
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Churches of Čakovec
- Church of St. Nicolas, Franciscan Baroque church and monastery
- Church of St. Anton of Padua, modern church in the southern part of town
Museum in Čakovec
- Summer in Cakovec
- Advent and christmas fair in Cakovec
- Folklore music festival in Cakovec
- Citywalk through Cakovec
- Strawberry and flower festival
- Cycling holiday destination
Tourist Information Centre Čakovec
address Kralja Tomislava 1, 40 000 Čakovec
telephone +385 40 313 319