Spend a day in Virovitica

Programs for children

09:00 – Arrival to Virovitica
09:00 – 10:00 – Visit to the Town hall of the City of Virovitica (City of Virovitica)
10:00 – 10:45 – Children’s theater performance (Virovitica Theatre)
10:45 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 11:45 – Visit to the Church of St. Rocco and the Museum of the Franciscan Monastery
11:45 – 12:15 – City walk: Pejačević Palace, Street Piano, Sound mirrors, Edita Schubert’s Promenade, Musical fence
12:15 – 13:15 – Lunch break
13:15 – 14:45 – Visit to the Pejačecić Castle and the new exhibition of the City Museum – Wooden Age (Pejačević Castle and Perivoj)
14:45 – 17:00 – Visit to the exhibition “Virovitica loves trains” (Virovitica Railway Station)
17:00 – Departure from Virovitica

Pejačević Palace

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.

Virovitica Theatre

The beginning of theatrical life in Virovitica dates back in to the early 20th century. The artistic ensemble of the Virovitica Theater consists of a dozen actors. The ensemble is continuously rejuvenated by young actors, who come to Virovitica with enthusiasm. In recent years, the performances of Virovitica theater throughout Croatia and the region have been noticed, well evaluated by eminent Croatian theater experts and critics, and multi-award winning. Every year, the Virovitica Theater organizes traditional “Virovitica theater meetings” – VIRKAS.

Sound mirrors

Sound mirrors are placed along the promenade next to the Cultural Center (Matije Gupca 5, Virovitica). Whispered words in the focal point of one sound mirror are heard in another, 20 meters away. The function of this exhibit has historically been used in long-distance communication mechanisms. Sound mirrors represent a physical phenomenon, and the exhibit itself provides an attractive and surprising effect.

Pejačević Castle

The construction of the tourist pearl of Slavonia, lasted four years (1800-1804). Pejačević Castle was built on the site of the demolished medieval burg by the count Antun Pejačević. It is characterized by baroque – classicist style, and is surrounded by a harmonious park. It all began in 1750, when the Virovitica estate, by Maria Therese’s deed of gift was bought by Josip Pejačević. His son Antun I built a baroque – classicist castle on the foundation of the medieval burg around which the town further expanded (the construction was entrusted to the Viennese architect Roth). The construction was completed by Antun II Pejačević. As a part of the constructionthey did the park landscaping as well. Antun III Pejačević (son of Antun II) sold the castle and estate in 1841 to a German princely family Schaumburg – Lippe. They continued with the arrangement of the park. They owned the castle for 70 years and in that time the estate has been significantly increased. In 1911 the new owner of the catle was Count Ivan Draskovic. Virovitica municipality bought the castle in 1930 and is the current owner of the estate.

Edita Schubert’s Promenade

Often named the First Lady of the Croatian Avantgarde, Edita Schubert left an exceptionally significant contribution to modern art. The works of this versatile artist are exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, while the Virovitica promenade, stretching from The FINA building to the edge of the Franciscan Monastery park was named after her – Edita Schubert’s Promenade. Her geometric works painted in “schubert” red and blue are applied on the front of the building, and on the side walls are painted false doors, a faithful replica of the author’s work. Also by her design, in front of the building there are wooden benches with barcodes.

Church of St. Rocco

With churches in Čakovec and Kloštar Ivanić, the Church of Saint Rocco represents a uniqueexpression of Franciscan baroque of the 18th century. After liberation of Vrovitica from the Turkish reign, Zagreb bishop Martin Borković handed Virovitica parish to the Franciscan province of St. Ladislav. Franciscans settled in the town and built a monastery and the Church of Saint Rocco. Construction of the church began in 1746 and lasted untill 1752. It was heavily damaged in 1757 by a horrific earthquake. The church interior is among the most prominent baroque interiors in Croatia. In addition to the main alter there are eight side altars and a pulpit. Altairpieces and carpentry work was done by Franciscan carvers and sculptors: Luka Auleidner, Gerard Lohenbauer, Damjan Pitner and Timothy Schwab. The Church of Saint Rocco is also a cultural spot in Virovitica as it hosts many concerts.

Musical Fence

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 loves trains

Small trains exibit named “Virovitica Loves Trains”, by author Goran Denac, had more than 8000 visitors since the official opening in August 2015. With 1200 train models and more than 1 km of trails, it has been the true magnet for the youngest visitors of Virovitica. During the month, the exibition is open on weekends from 17:00 to 20:00. Contact: +385 98 172 9994 (Goran Denac)