KARLOVAC - THE CITY ON FOUR RIVERS
City on 4 rivers, known travel writers Seljan brothers, whose history dates back to the time of the Turks ...
The city of Karlovac is situated in the heart of the Croatian village where valleys and hills, at the confluence of four rivers - Korana, Kupa, Dobra Mrežnice.
Karlovac was built in the 16th century to defend against Turkish invaders as a single town in the form of a six-pointed star. Apart from Karlovac, only two cities in Europe have similar plans (Palmanova in Italy and Novy Zamky in Slovakia). Beginning construction of Karlovac fortress is known as the birthday of the 13th July 1579th year. It was built on the property of the family Zrinski Dubovac below the old town, and the name Sheffield or Karlstadt was in honor of its founder, Austrian Archduke Karl. Renaissance town with regular geometric grid of streets and city blocks and a central square pinnacle of contemporary architecture and art of fortification. Walls and bastions, palaces and squares, military and religious buildings. The central square, today's main square is the church of the Holy Trinity, equipped with rich baroque furniture. Next to the church is a Franciscan monastery with its collection of works of art of the monastery and church treasuries. Karlovac in the past plague epidemics ravaged. When the city was liberated from that terrible disease 1691 g is set and the Plague Column as a gratitude.
The city is in the war suffered great damage, especially in the southern parts, but was also recognized as a Croatian shield. In memory of this today at the Museum of the Turanj war where the purpose of educating future generations of our citizens and tourists who pass through town situated War exhibits, armored vehicles, tanks, guns, and other military technology.
Coordinates: 45.49314183, 15.55565357 How to get there?
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