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Velika Gorica was founded in 1278. This is a small cozy town with interesting history. It is rich in sights and cultural values. During the times of Independence war the city has been severely damaged and many buildings and monuments have been destroyed. Today several monuments remind of those tough times and the city tries to remember any evidence of its rich history.
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Large number of various exhibition halls and libraries is one of the most significant peculiarities of Gorica. The citizens of this city have traditionally had much interest towards reading. The oldest library here was founded yet in 1886. The collection of the library is so big that in 1999 it had to add one more building to store the growing number of books. Today the books are kept in two buildings and the citizens of Gorica keep reading their favorite books just as hundreds of years ago. One more famous object in the town is Turopolje Museum that was opened in the building of the former city hall. The house was built in 1765. At that time the first floor of the building was used as a prison and the second floor was devoted to assemblies. In 1960 the two-floor building was turned into a museum that stores a large collection of cultural, archeological and historical artifacts. Moreover, the museum has been chosen the place to store a collection of photographs that includes over 10 thousands of photos featuring the history of Velika Gorica.
When it comes to talking about the modern cultural places of interest, we should definitely mention magnificent sculptures that can be found in parks. First monuments appeared in Velika Gorica in 1960. With time the tradition became very popular, turning boulevards and valleys into real exhibition halls. It’s a real pleasure to walk in parks of Velika Gorica. This town also has ideal conditions for sports activities. Travellers can also participate in large number of excursions and tourist programs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the immediate vicinity of the city, there is an interesting archaeological area - the ruins of Roman Andautonia. Once upon a time, there was a thriving Roman city, in which thousands of people lived. Today, contemporaries can only admire the fragments of the once grand buildings. Usually, a tour of this archaeological area covers the surrounding natural attractions.
Wooden chapels of Turopolia are also a permanent symbol of the city; several of them have survived in the vicinity of Goritsa. These miniature chapels were completely built of wood. They were all built in the 17th century. Miraculously, these fragile buildings were preserved in the war years. In some chapels, the decoration remains unchanged even after several hundred years. Each chapel is exceptional and has its own unique features. During the excursion, travelers will be able to see many interesting religious artifacts.
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Among the natural attractions worth noting, is the charming Lago Chiche, which is a favorite holiday destination not only for tourists, but also for locals. It is most interesting to stroll along the shores of the lake in the warm season, when the crowns of trees everywhere are green, and the earth is carpeted with soft carpet grass. This charming lake is beautiful at any time of the year. Most of the holidaymakers can be found near it on weekends. Locals come here for a picnic and to enjoy active rest.
One of the busiest places in the city is the central square. Next to it are popular shops and restaurants, as well as several interesting cultural institutions. In the central square, entertaining events are held on national holidays, and even interesting fairs are held here often. Near the central square, the most popular shopping streets also start.
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In the vicinity of the city is the ancient Lukavec-Citadel Castle, which will also inevitably interest history buffs. This beautiful castle has preserved not only its unique appearance, but also the inner atmosphere of past centuries. It contains a collection of works of art and other interesting antiques. A picturesque park surrounds the castle, a walk along which will also give a lot of impressions.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Velika Gorica
♥   Castle 'Medvedgrad' , 20.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Samobor Castle' , 30.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Mokrice Castle' , 35 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Catez' , 41.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Brežice Castle' , 43 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Velika Gorica
♥   Nature Park 'Medvednica' , 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Okić-grad' , 28.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Brdo Soline' , 32.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Žumberak - Samoborsko gorje' , 45.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Ozalj-grad' , 48.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Velika Gorica and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum of Contemporary Art' Zagreb, 10.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Art Pavilion' Zagreb, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Modern Gallery' Zagreb, 13.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Zagreb' Zagreb, 13.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mimara Museum' Zagreb, 13.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Velika Gorica from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

West Gate Center

From the series “12 Largest Shopping Centers Worldwide”
From the shopping mall the visitors can see the magnificent views of the city thanks to the panorama windows in many parts of the mall and in the atrium. The design of the mall was detailed thought: huge palms, fairy lights, made of mini lamps, stylish designers’ furniture and colorful banners. We also have to mention that new FiFi systems and electric EPGS that were used there. That’s why the mall is not only beautiful but also safe. For those, who are interesting in the shopping, the area of 3 300 meters with various shops is available. … Read further

Zrinjski

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Travelers who are not afraid of bats are offered to take part in an exciting campaign providing an opportunity to adopt a bat. The whole point is that there are many rare species among bats living in mines that are on the verge of extinction. All funds raised at the event go for the maintenance of the animal population; after such a commemorative event tourists receive a personal certificate that they have their own pet in the mysterious Zrinjski mine. … Read further
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