In the valley between the river Sava and the hill Dilj lies the old town of Slavonski Brod. The highway Zagreb – Lipovac is passing through Slavonski Brod linking Europe with the Middle East. The city is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural because it is located on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is rich in culture, tradition and knowledge in certain crafts.
Slavonski Brod is located in the zone of continental climate with relatively mild winters and warm summers. This climate favors the vineyards and farming. The forests here are mostly centuries-old oak.
Slavonski Brod then and now
Historical remains in Slavonski Brod are Franciscan Monastery and the Brlić family house. The Brlić family, writers and linguists, found inspiration there. The famous Ivana Brlić-Mažuranić wrote there too. There are now salons where exhibitions are held. We have to mention Fortress Brod which is literally a fortress that protected the city. It is so durable that the enemy would took ten days to prepare for the assault and 46 days for the occupation of the fort. The fort is now a world heritage monument and a unique example of fortification architecture in 18th century.
Throughout the year, Slavonski Brod is living a full life. In January, there is St. Vinko and traditional programs that celebrate this wine patron. April is dedicated to children’s events, May for auto and Moto rally, and in June there is the oldest folklore festival in Croatia – Brodsko kolo.
Do not miss
A little cozy hotel Eko Garten is located in Slavonski Brod. It cherishes tradition, but emphasizes that eco in it’s name. For example, they offer eco-ethno wellness where you can try the wine or beer bath. And if you’ve ever wanted to try a bath in apples, you’ve come to the right place. If we didn’t attracted you yet to Slavonski Brod, we will mention that it was voted the most beautiful city in Croatia in year 2009.
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