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Bjelovar

"The City of Cheese"

Bjelovar is a city in Croatia, the center of Bjelovar-Bilogora and Bjelovar-križevačka diocese. One of the younger cities in Croatia, founded in 1756. by the decision of the Empress Maria Theresa. The initial role of the city was to defend central Croatia against the Ottoman invasions. The town had to wait until the end of these wars to be pronounced a free royal town by ban Ivan Mažuranić in 1874. Planning is built and has a proper square layout of streets in the city center. The city has a centuries-long tradition of producing milk and cheese and the Bjelovar sometimes called "the city of cheese".

Highlights

  • Bjelovar Fair
  • Terezijana - cultural and entertaining event
  • BOK Fest - theater festival
  • Days of cheese in the City of cheese - cheese fair
  • The Cathedral of St. Teresa of Ávila
 

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