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Located to the very north of Croatia, this former military fortress town was named after the small river that has run through it since the 13th century. During this time Koprivnica belonged to the Hungarian Empire, but has since changed hands many times, perhaps due to its strategic position close to Austria, Germany, Hungary and the Balkans. Koprivnica is located in Central Croatia & Slavonia, an extensive Croatian mainland region. A typically peaceful merchant town, Koprivnica has seen its fair share of bloodshed over the years – not least during the 16th century when it formed part of the military front during a series of bloody battles against the invading Ottoman Turks. Things are fortunately a lot more quiet these days, with the wars and invasions actually leaving something of a positive legacy on the town.
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Thanks to the various cultures and influences that have trickled down along the eponymous river during the years, Koprivnica has slowly developed into a true architectural treasure. A walk around the centre will unveil a whole host of architectural styles which are as charming as they are different. From the Renaissance to Baroque, wonder after wonder will unfold before your very eyes here. St. Nicholas Parish Church is one example of a building that dates back to the 17th century and similar buildings can be seen at the Orthodox Church and Franciscan Monastery. Besides buildings, there are a plethora museums that also detail the fascinating history of this region. Visitors can get to find out about all these in brochures or leaflets available at your Koprivnica accommodation or the local tourist office. The monuments too will certainly leave an impression on any guests enjoying a stay in a Koprivnica apartment. Indeed, the rich culture of the town has even spread to the Koprivnica holiday homes, with the Koprivnica villas in particular demonstrating further historical characteristics. Responsible for this preservation is the local municipality, who have invested in a scheme designed to control development and ensure that the natural heritage is not overexploited.
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There are also a range of art galleries scattered around the town – all of which are in the vicinity of Koprivnica villas and Koprivnica apartments. Here, you will find impassioned local tour guides eager to impart their wisdom and opinions about the town's great and troubled history. There's plenty to do for all culture vultures – indeed, the town has become the most visited location in the Koprivnica-Križevci county region by virtue of having such a rich cultural heritage and due to the potential of its quietly thriving local economy. From the Koprivnica apartments, tourists can also find more recreational activities to engage in by the Drava River. Fishing is the most popular activity here while beyond the riverbanks there are hunting grounds where visitors can also immerse themselves in the traditional culture of Koprivnica. Also, the south bank of Lake Balaton in Hungary is only 1,5 hours away - a great destination for a trip. Another popular town in Central Croatia and Slavonia and a possible holiday destination is Tuhelj, approximately 2 hours from Koprivnica. It is famous for its spa.
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