Sisak Sights and Landmarks Guide, Croatia
The characteristics of the Posavina region, where Sisak is situated are given by the hilly and wooded Banovina and the fertile land of Pokuplje and Pounje crossed by many rivers. Sisak is the administrative centre of Sisak-Moslavina County being situated on three rivers: Kupa, Sava and Odra that have rich vegetation on their banks offering ideal opportunities for walking and relaxing.
Sisak Sights – Natural Beauties
Another characteristic of the same Posavina region are the wooden houses, some of them are still preserved offering the tourists the possibility to see unique hand-made pieces of art that show incredible resistance and beauty.
When talking about beauties and Sisak Sights it is well worth mentioning the natural beauty of the park and natural reservation of Lonjsko Polje that has more than 2 hundred species of birds, some of them being declared endangered species of flora and fauna and it lies on more than 5 hundred kilometers. It is considered to be one of the most endangered and full of color natural reservation in the world, situated in a flooded area where the rivers Sava, Kupa, Lonja, Una and Strug meet.
A lot of scientific researches and educational programs are done in the Nature Park that is known to be the largest preserved wetland zone in both Croatia and the Danube basin. This is one reason why any tourist should include Sisak and the Lonjsko Polje Nature Park on the list of important destinations to be visited.
Sisak Sights – The Old Town
There are archaeological sites and many traces of the town’s history that can be admired in the City Museum where visitors can also see an entire collection from the Roman period of the town. Other remains from the same period still exist in a town complex of the roman Siscia that is located in front of the parish church and the town park.
The old town of Sisak is worth being visited mostly because of the beautiful churches that can be found in the central part of Croatia. Built in the 18th century, the church of St. Mary Magdalena is large and unique thanks to its three bell-towers.
There is a triangular fortress as well that used to defend the old town along the history and it helped the Croats win the battle against the Turks in the 16th century. It is a place to be seen by any visitor as the fortress was transformed into the Native Museum now.
Sisak Sights should definetely refer to The Baroque Palace of Mali Kaptol, the Classicist Palace Veliki Kaptol, the Old Bridge made of brick and built over the river Kupa, the ethnological park as these are some of the most visited places in Sisak.
Sisak Sights –Other Touristic Attractions
The public beach on the river Kupa is the ideal location for sun and bathing during summer time while the completely renovated hotel Panonija with long tradition and history seems to be the perfect location for more than 1 day visitors as it is situated in the centre of the town offering the possibility of visiting some many other cultural, historical and administrative institutions that can be found nearby.
Such ccultural institutions in Sisak are: the Daska Theatre and the cultural community centre called “The Crystal Cube of Serenity” that contains a cinema, public libraries, a museum and others.
All the touristic attractions enumerated above represent an important part of what Sisak really means and it would be a shame to be there or to drive through town and not to stop and admire at least the Nature Park and natural reservation of Lonjsko Polje.
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