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STARI GRAD ( Old Town )

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Hidden : 4/8/2011
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Stari grad

Varaždinska feudalna utvrda, od davnina nazivana Stari grad, najznacajnija je povijesna gradevina Varaždina. Bila je središte plemickog posjeda, vlasnicki i pravno odvojenog od kraljevskog i slobodnog grada Varaždina. Današnja utvrda gradena je od 14. do 19. stoljeca. Najstariji njen dio je središnja kula. Klupe i baldahini u njenom prizemlju najljepši su primjeri goticke svjetovne plastike na sjeveru Hrvatske. Za ratova s Turcima u 16. stoljecu pregradena u renesansni Wasserburg, utvrdu - dvorac okružen visokim zemljanim nasipima s bastionima, opkoljen dvostrukim pojasom vode. Pregradnju su u drugoj polovici 16. stoljeca izveli talijanski graditelji iz okolice Coma na celu s glavnim carskim graditeljem utvrda na Slavonskoj granici Domenicom del? Lalliom. Tijekom prošlosti bila je vlasništvo mnogih znacajnih plemickih obitelji, grofova Celjskih, Ivana Ungnada, Jurja Brandenburga te hrvatskog bana Tome Erdödyja i njegovih nasljednika. Godine 1925. postala je vlasništvo grada Varaždina.
 
U pocast milenijske obljetnice hrvatskog kraljevstva otvoren je u Starom gradu 1925. godine Gradski muzej Varaždin. U njegove prostore smjestile su se zbirke najstarijeg, Kulturnopovijesnog odjela, cije su brojne zbirke i u naše vrijeme izložene u stilskim sobama. Najvrjednije su zbirka cehovskih predmeta, namještaja, povijesnih portreta, oružja, slika, satova, porculana i stakla koje uz mnoge druge predmete svakodnevnog života varaždinskog plemstva i bogatog gradanstva posjetitelji i danas mogu vidjeti u 40-ak muzejskih prostorija. Posebno su vrijedne zbirke s predmetima iz ostavštine dvaju proslavljenih Varaždinaca, politicara i književnika Ivana Kukuljevica Sakcinskog i jezikoslovca Vatroslava Jagica.

GRADSKI MUZEJ VARAŽDIN
Strossmayerovo šetalište bb
tel. 385 (0)42 658-754, fax 658-755
web: www.gmv.hr
e-mail: gradski-muzej-vz@vz.t-com.hr 
Vrijeme razgleda Staroga grada 40 min.
Najava grupa na tel. Muzeja.
Radno vrijeme:
UTORAK - PETAK 09.00 - 17.00 sati
SUBOTA I NEDJELJA 09.00 - 13.00 sati
Ponedjeljkom i blagdanom zatvoreno. 

Napomena:
O tocnom uvodenju pojedinog radnog vremena muzejskih postava za razgled, Muzej obavještava javnost sredstvima javnog priopcavanja. Za skupine je moguce organizirati razgled muzejskih postava i izvan redovitoga radnog vremena, uz obvezni prethodni dogovor (barem tri dana unaprijed). Cijena ulaznice u tome se slucaju udvostrucava.

The Old Town

At the northern edge of the historical centre of Varaždin separated from the city by embankments and moat, is the Old Town Castle of Varaždin. This military fortress was unassailable from the outside due to the moat which was fed by the river Drava canal and the cannons inside the walls that in some places were 2.5 metres thick. Inside is the Old Town’s Renaissance Palace, whose aristocratic owners have continually changed and adjusted it to suit their tastes from the 13th to the 19th Century. Today the entire Old Town is the Varaždin City Museum.

Former illustrious owners include the Counts of Celje, Jan Vitovac, Ivaniš Korvin, Juraj Brandenburg, Counts Ungnadi and many others. The Erdödy Family ruled the City for the longest time, and the first owner was the famous General Tomo Bakac Erdödy , who defeated the Turks at Sisak in 1593.The Old Town was the Capital of the Varaždin County, and the Erdödy family were its hereditary governors. That's why their family coat of arms which was officially confirmed by the Queen Maria Therese in 1763, is still in use. The last owner of the Town sold it in 1923.The Varaždin City Museum was founded by the Varaždin Museum Society, and officially opened in 1925 in a few rooms in the Old Town. Initially the displays consisted of items donated to the newly opened museum by renowned Varaždin families.
Over the years, the size and variety of the Museum Collection have increased, and today the Varaždin  City Museum has specialized Archaeological, Historical, Cultural, Ethnographic and Entomological Departments. Museum Departments are housed in several buildings of historical value in the center of the City: the Gothic-Renaissance fortress Old Town, the baroque Sermage, the classical Herzer Palace and the Watchtower in the Old Town complex. The Museum's Departments currently have four permanent exhibitions including: the Cultural and Historical Department in the Old Town, Entomology in Herzer Palace and the Gallery of Old and Contemporary Masters in the Sermage Palace. The Archaeological and Historical Department in the Herzer Palace is currently being prepared and is almost ready to open permanently.

Old Town (12th century),  Strossmayerovo šetalište 7
PHONE +385-42-658-754, www.gmv.hr
Visits last 40 minutes; group tours per appointment
Opening Hours: 
Summer (April-September): Tuesday - Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Winter (October-March) Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Closed Mondays and holidays

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