"Cakovec, capital of Medjimurska Zupanija" Cakovec by croisbeauty
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Cakovec is the most northern town in Croatia and the capital of Medjimurje region.
According to the historical data, the first settlement in the area of today's Cakovec was built by the Romans. It was called AQUAMA and it was a fortified settlement intended for military purposes.
The town was named after Count Dimitrije Csaky who built a wooden fortress in the early 13th century. The fortress was, in turn, named "Csaky's Tower".
The most important historical period of the town was in the 16th and 17th centuries during which the Croatian Vice-Roys and warlords of the Zrinskis family had their seat in Cakovec.
There is a splendid and huge Park in the central position of the town named after the Zrinskis.
Following the earthquake of 1738, the Czech Counts of Althan, who were then the lords of Medjimurje, restored the palace... more travel advice
As most of the other Croatian towns, Cakovec had its own stormy history, subjected to frequent change of owners. The... more travel advice
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