Sacral Heritage of Varaždin County

Discover the heritage of Varaždin County

Among the green slopes in the northwest of Croatia lies the marvelous Sanctuary of the Precious Blood of Christ, the baroque "city of angels" and bell towers, and the rich legacy of religious orders including Jesuits and Paulines. Experience the fullness of the sacred heritage of this region and strengthen your spirit.

Sacral heritage

In the Varaždin County area there is the Sanctuary of the Precious Blood of Christ in Ludbreg, which was recognized in 1513 by the written bulwark of Pope Leo X. The city of Varazdin - the "city of angels" and the "city of bell towers" - is also known for its baroque churches and votive chapels. In Lepoglava there is a valuable legacy of the Pauline order, as well as a reminder of the presence of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac in captivity.

Explore sacral heritage

Make a pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of the Precious Blood of Christ in Ludbreg and pray at the Miracle Relic. Discover where Blessed Alojzije Stepinac spent his years in captivity and take the Way of the Cross inspired by his suffering. Visit the beautiful Baroque churches and discover the legacy of the most famous Baroque artist and Pauline monk, John Ranger.

Customs and legends

Would you like to know how was the Pauline monastery in Lepoglava created or what are the Advent customs in Varaždin? Do you want to participate in the traditional Corpus Christi procession on the streets of the city of Varaždin or on the Way of the Cross for youth of the Varaždin Diocese? Find out more about traditional pilgrimages and legends that relate to the sacral heritage of these areas.

Plan your trip

Check out some pilgrimage suggestions below and plan your pilgrimage to Varaždin, Lepoglava and Ludbreg.

2 days

Weekend for families with children

2 days

Way of the Cross for youth

1 day

Following the paths of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac

3-4 days

Explore the city of angels

2-3 days

Pilgrimage to Ludbreg

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2-3 days

Following the paths of Paulines in Lepoglava

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