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Sisak

Sisak is a city and episcopal located at the confluence of the Kuva, Sava and Odras rivers 57km southeast of the Croatian capital Zagreb and usually considered to be where the Sava basin begins with an elevation of 99m. The town’s total population as per 2011 was 47,763 of which more than 30,000 lived in the urban settlements, 85% were Croats, 6% Serbs, 3% Bosniaks, 1% Romani and the remaining the other ethnicities. The town is administrative center of Sisak- Moslavina County. It lies on the main road Zagreb –Sisak-Petrinja and the railway line Zagreb-Sisak –Sunja. In the late 19th and 20th century the town was a district capital in the Zagreb County of the kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia.

More on Sisak

Sisak is a regional economic, cultural and historical center. It hides many architectural landmarks from Secession-styled town hall to Austro-Hungarian barracks. It also has an archeological park where remains of the past excavated can be viewed by both the locals and tourists visiting from all over the world. There is also the Historical ring, a small circular square which provides information in Sisak’s turning points in history. It is also a city of art thanks to the great number of art galleries and exhibition halls in the town. Gastronomy of continental Croatia can also be enjoyed as well as numerous cultural events that occur throughout the year. Another Sisak beauty is the Stari Most, the beautiful bridge that serves as the town’s symbol. The 16th century triangular fortress of the old town was well preserved and turned into the native museum and is a main tourist destination today. The fortress is famous for victory of the joint forces of Croats, Austrians and Slovenes over the Ottomans in 1593 known as the battle of Sisak. The Lonjsko Polje nature park stretches along the left of the river Sava, downstream from Sisak. The splendor of this area is emphasized by the villages along the river and its armlets where you can enjoy unforgettable moments. The unique and well preserved wooden houses on which the stocks nest is another attractive feature. The village was declared a European stork village.

Highlights

  • It is Croatia’s biggest river port and the center of the big shipping industry (Dunavski Lloyd) and also hosts the largest oil refinery in Croatia.
  • Prior to the invasion by the Romans which gave the town the Latin name Siscia the region was Celtic and IIIyrian and the city there was named Segestica.
  • Braslav of lower Pannonia reigned from Sisak until he was killed in the Hungarian invasion. According to Historian Salonitana, Duke Tomislav reclaimed it soon after.
  • The Celtic night is a cultural event which brings to life the famous history of Sisak takes place every year in the region.
  • The city castle of Stari Grad was a site of ferocious battle between Croats and Turks in the 1593 which changed the tide of war and brought safety to Christian Europe.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • It is Croatia’s biggest river port and the center of the big shipping industry (Dunavski Lloyd) and also hosts the largest oil refinery in Croatia.
  • Prior to the invasion by the Romans which gave the town the Latin name Siscia the region was Celtic and IIIyrian and the city there was named Segestica.
  • Braslav of lower Pannonia reigned from Sisak until he was killed in the Hungarian invasion. According to Historian Salonitana, Duke Tomislav reclaimed it soon after.
  • The Celtic night is a cultural event which brings to life the famous history of Sisak takes place every year in the region.
  • The city castle of Stari Grad was a site of ferocious battle between Croats and Turks in the 1593 which changed the tide of war and brought safety to Christian Europe.