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Sesvete Travel Guide, Croatia

A beautiful Croat city, Sesvete offers great historical places, beautiful old buildings, and hospitable people, all in order to make any tourist’s stay as pleasant as possible.

Sesvete, Travel guide – Location

Sesvete is located in north western Croatia near the capital city of Zagreb and 92 miles from Rijeka representing an important administrative and industrial center.

Sesvete, Travel guide – Geography

Geographically, Sesevete is set between the Carpathians in the north and the Sava River in the south. The city is blessed with the impressive vicinity of the Medvednica Mountain offering a beautiful landscape, the plain valley of the Sava River and with the rich cultural life of the nearby Zagreb. The city has an average altitude of 120m and its topography does not offer any spectacular sceneries.

Due to its location and topography, the climate is Mediterranean with some continental influences. Temperatures vary throughout the four seasons of the year, with hot summers and cold winters. Regarding moisture the summers are often dry with scarce rainfalls while winters receive important amounts of rainfalls especially snow.

Sesvete, Travel guide – Flora and Fauna

The rich local flora and fauna that was originally found here has been replaced throughout the time by cultivated species. We can still find on a few isolated areas species of poplar, willows, oaks with the corresponding fauna represented by rodents, a few species of birds, rabbits and more.

Among the cultivated species the vineyards are present on the hilly areas and several cereal species in the plain areas.

In spite of the significant negative effects of the local industry over the land and wildlife, the officials and people from Sesvete show a deep concern for preserving the environment.

Sesvete, Travel guide – Transports

The city has a well developed network of roads and railroads, in order to be as accessible as possible for tourists arriving from Europe or any other part of the world. If the transfer to Sesvete is made from another European country then Sesvete travel guide recommends the roads as the best choice.

If you are coming from a country located on another continent, then the plane is the option for you. There is no local international airport in Sesvete, the nearest one is the Pleso International Airport located in the capital city of Zagreb, only 26 km away.

Travelling within the city is made by bus or car that can also be rented from one of the local companies.

Sesvete, Travel guide – Population and Economy

The city numbers only 52.000 among which the vast majority is represented by Croats followed by Serbs and others. Due to its location near the capital city and on the route linking central Europe with the Adriatic Sea, Sesvete has a high industrial and economic importance. The foreign investments determined here a higher average income and a lower unemployed rate than the rest of the country has.

Tourism also plays an important role in the local economy due to the presence of a high number of cultural and natural attractions and also the vicinity of the Adriatic Coast that bring important number of tourists every year.

Sesvete, Travel guide - Cuisine

The local cuisine has strong Mediterranean influences, as well as Hungarian and Austrian. The main ingredients are the different types of meat, local vegetables, seafood, fish and herbs. The delicious traditional cuisine can be found in almost any restaurant in Sesvete accompanied by good coffee or local vine.

Some of the most popular Croat dishes are the purica s mlincima, delicious roasted turkey meat with noodles, manistra od bobica, beans, maize and bacon soup and many more. Pastry is also present in the local cuisine but a bit different than we are used to. It is called savijaca sa sampinjonima and the filling is not sweet and is not made with fruits but with bacon and mushrooms. After every good meal you can serve delicious coffee in one of the many coffee shops along the historic streets form downtown Sesvete.

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