Visit the old town dominated by the medieval fortress built on a hilly and find out more about one of the most popular Croatian legends – the Black Queen. Find out more about another famous legend of brothers Ceh, Leh and Meh and their sister Vilina, an oral tradition first penned by famous Croatian writer Ljudevit Gaj.
If you have ever heard anything about Krapina, it must have been about the Krapina prehistoric man. On Husnjakovo hill there is an archeological site where Neanderthal remains were found. It is the first paleontological natural monument in Croatia. It is definitely one of the most important paleoanthropological localities in the world.
Visit the Neanderthal Museum and learn more about the life of our distant prehistoric cousins. Museum’s exterior offers a reconstruction of a caveman and his family as well as some interesting animals of that era. Climb Josipovac hill and view many wooden sculptures by famous Croatian artists.
One of the most important names in Croatia of the nineteenth century is Ljudevit Gaj. He is the father of the idea of the national revival. He issued the Croatian Orthography and started the newspaper “Danica”. He was born in Krapina in 1809. You can visit his birthplace as well as the nearby church of St. Mary of Jerusalem on hill Trski vrh, one of the most beautiful baroque churches in these parts.
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