The late Baroque castle of St. Cross Začretje dominates the steep slope along the Zagreb-Macelj highway. It is situated opposite the church on the square, within a park that includes a four-row chestnut alley, a well, a parking lot, a forest promenade and two lakes at the foot of the hill. Opposite the castle is Banovina, a complex of economic buildings, former stables.

Throughout history, Banovina has changed hands among various owners, always viewed as an economic structure, market or mostly neglected storage space. Today, the project called Banovina is developing to connect the space between three important locations: the church, the castle and the school. In front of the stables, an amphitheater will be designed, and the building is envisioned to house a library and a museum-exhibition space.

In the Heart of Zagorje, besides the renovated and functional castles and manors, there are many structures on the verge of oblivion. In order to breathe new life into them, the Srce Zagorje Tourist Board, in collaboration with the Zlatko Dragutin Tudjina Museum of the City of Pregrada, initiated the project “Revived Heritage”. This allows all passersby, travelers and well-wishers to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of the region. Panels with illustrations depicting the attractions as they once looked have been placed next to former buildings, their remnants or the locations where they once stood.

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Aleja Lavoslava Vukelića
Sveti Križ Začretje
Croatia

Banovina

Banovina
Aleja Lavoslava Vukelića