SISAK / CROATIA – the city of Croatian victories – PART 2

If you were reading my first post about Sisak, then you know it’s time to get know what Sisak has to offer.

If you miss it – read it —–> here.

Now, let’s take a walk! 😉

SIGHTS

Mali Kaptol

The Mali Kaptol is one of the oldest masonry houses built at the end of the 18th century; today is the seat of the Sisak Tourist Board. Mali Kaptol is away from the Old Bridge about 500 meters.

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City Hall / District of the District
The city hall was built in secession style. Today, it is the headquarters of the city administration and the mayor’s office.

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Cathedral of the Uzvišenje Svetog Križa
The Uzvišenje Svetog Križa – The Church of the Sisak Diocese, is located on Ban Josip Jelačić Square, next to the Siscia in situ archaeological park. Today’s church was built in the first half of the 18th century. On December 5, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI re-established the Sisak diocese led by bishop Vladko Košić, and proclaimed the cathedral by the parish church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

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Veliki Kaptol
The Veliki Kaptol is one of the most valuable examples of the architecture of classicism in Sisak; built in 1830; in the building was 1839.g. performed the first theatrical performance in the Croatian language of the Stokavian dialect, “Juran and Sofija” by I.K. Sakcinsky. Or “Turks under Sisak”. The Great Kaptol is located on Ban Josip Jelačić Square near the Old Bridge. Since 2009, it has been the seat of the diocese in Sisak. The protector of Sisak is Sisak bishop and martyr St. Catherine.

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Basilica Sv. Quirinus
Basilica Sv. Kvirin, dedicated to St. Kvirin, the bishop of the third-century martyr, the patron saint of Sisak.

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Old Bridge
The first wooden bridge on the river Kupi was built in 1862, connected by the Civilian and Military Sisak (left and right banks of the river Kupa). In 1934 a walled bridge was built, which is one of the symbols of the city, and citizens call it the Old Bridge. This bridge is built of traditional sisal materials, stone and brick. From October 20, 2010 the bridge is closed for buses and all vehicles weighing more than two tons.

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Old Town
The old town is a fortress from the 16th century under the Battle of Sisak on June 22, 1593. The fortress is a monument of zero categories. From the Old Town to the center of Sisak there are about two kilometers of road or a kilometer and a half walk.

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Granik
The Granik is the first steam lifting lift from the ship set up in 1903.

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House of Grge Tuškana
Grga Tuškan is a well-known Sisak politician and deputy representative at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. At the beginning of his political activity, he was a member of the Party of Rights, a party who fought for Croatian interests in the Austro – Hungarian Monarchy, and as a deputy was elected to the Croatian Parliament where he participated in the physical attack on the then Croatian ban, Hungarian Khuen – Hedervary. Because of that act he was sentenced to jail. The symbol of its political and economic power is this building made in the city center, next to the main town square. From the balcony he held political speeches. On the ground floor of the building he opened the city café, and the Posavska savings bank.

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Musical School of Fran Lhotka / Sisak Synagogue
In the first half of the 19th century, Sisak moved from a smaller place to an important Croatian shopping center and attracted the population from various parts of the then Habsburg Monarchy. The first Jews in Sisak come as traders. They quickly became an important factor in the economic development of the city, and the synagogue built between 1862 and 1890 was their spiritual center. After the Second World War, the synagogue building was rebuilt in the Music School which has existed in this area until today.

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Walking trail Slavo Striegl
The promenade is the vineyard of a town house, a place to socialize, a story, here you can refresh in one of the many cafes and enjoy the view on the river. In the 18th century there were port facilities. A walk will find you on a steam crane, near the Little Kaptol building. It modernized river traffic and replaced human strength. The combination of river and rail traffic has determined the city’s development in the 20th century.

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City Stadium / HNK Segesta
“Feral Sport Club Segesta” is the first football club in Sisak, Croatia. It was founded by a group of high school students and students led by Ivo Stipčić, owner of the first soccer ball in Sisak in 1906. In his history, the club has changed the name and the space where he played his matches several times, and since 1956, the club rooms are located at the main city stadium in the area called Vrbina. The colors on the club jerseys are red and white.

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It’s not all, Sisak has so much more to offer. In third part we’re going to explore what you can do there, to be exact – what you can do there for fun!

Stay tuned! 😉

15 thoughts on “SISAK / CROATIA – the city of Croatian victories – PART 2

  1. Medha Verma says:

    I love that some of your pictures have been taken during the fall season because the colours are amazing! Also, the architecture is lovely. Sisak looks like a really nice small town to explore, and I love that 16th century fortress by the lake in Old Town.

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    1. Travel Optician says:

      Thank you so much! 😀

      Yes, I wanted to mix pictures from different seasons and not to leave only one, so you can notice a difference 🙂

      Sisak is really a cute town and I can definitely recommend it for your bucket list 🙂

      Like

  2. heandshetravels says:

    I have yet to visit Croatia but it’s been on my list for awhile now. The architecture looks incredible! Thanks for sharing your experience and I can’t wait to see it for myself!

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  3. Danik says:

    I love going around the Balkans and coming across quaint little cities like this. I love the buildings along theriverside and the bridge, gives the place a lift with its design. Did you see many other visitors when exploring this city? Or is this an unknown destination you think?

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