Built in second half of the 18th century. It is a remarkable example of the baroque architecture and a registered monument of the zero category. It represents one of the oldest cultural buildings in Virovitica. It was reconstructed in 2014. and is the new address of the City Administration.
Museum of the Franciscan Monastery
The Franciscan monastery was built in the middle of the 18th century. The monastery pharmacy was located on the ground floor, and upstairs were rooms provided for higher church officials when they reside in Virovitica. As part of the Franciscan Monastery in Virovitica, which was renovated in 2011, the Museum of Sacred Art and Cultural and Historical Heritage was opened. Here are located the greatest values that the monastery has: liturgical attire and utensils, liturgical books and patterns, paintings of saints, crucifixes, antique furniture, a fully equipped pharmacy closet and a collection of old photographs. Next to the Museum there is also a monastery library, which contains valuable and rare books ranging from the 15th to the 21st century. Following the original idea, this Museum doesn’t only narrate history, but also reveals the soul and heart of the city through the eyes of priests who lived and worked there.
The building of the First Croatian Savings Bank
The building of the First Croatian Savings Bank, a monument of the 19th century, was built according to the Viennese building standards with details proving Virovitica as the market centre of the time. Virovitica was known through history as a place of trade and fairs. Statue of Mercury, the Roman god of commerce, is located at this very building and is also the address of the FINA office today.
The Virovitica City Museum was founded in 1953 as a local museum and has been located in the very center of Virovitica, in the Pejačević Castle. After three years of preparations and works on Castle’s renewal, on December 5, 2019 the new permanent exhibition of the Museum was presented to the public – entitled “Wooden Age”. With the new exhibition, visitors can expect a completely new approach to the presentation and interpretation of the historical, cultural and natural heritage of the Virovitica region. The permanent exhibition consists of two thematic units “Wooden Age” and “History of the city and the Castle”, which are presented in a modern and creative way. The permanent exhibition is largely interactive and contains more than 1500 exhibits, over two hours of multimedia content, animation, games, movies, music, interesting to all visitors, especially children. Museum opening hours: Monday 9 am – 2 pm, Tuesday to Friday 9 am – 7 pm, Saturday 12 pm – 7 pm, while on Sunday only by appointment.
The City Library and Reading Room
During the second half of the 20th century, the City Library experienced developmental changes, but also some difficulties and delays in its development. The book fund was slowly enriched, sometimes only through donations, and the funds for acquisition were insufficient. At the turn of the 21st century the City Library finally made significant progress, and today it is the central and largest library with more than 50,000 volumes and more than 2,500 users in Virovitica-Podravina County.
Musical fence is the first exhibit of the future Science Park in Virovitica. This innovative and educational tourist attraction enables any visitor to play Beethoven’s “ Ode to Joy” while walking.
Virovitica is the first city in Croatia which implemented the project “Street Piano”. Piano is located in Pejačević Palace and is available for playing at any time.