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Varazdin - Fortress

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The old fortress town of Varaždin is one of the most important cultural monuments in the city located on the northwest edge of the Varazdin city. The fortress was first mentioned in the 12th century. Fortress had  experienced the biggest change in the 16th century, when it was reconstructed into a modern Renaissance fortification. At the end of the  century were made small adaptations in the Baroque style. Today it is the City Museum of Varaždin.

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