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VIVODINA

Old village of Vivodina is situated on a plateau near Ozalj in the north-western part of county Zagrebačka županija with a spectacular view on neighboring villages, woods and vineyards. St Lawrence's Parish Church with a tall belfry is a valuable monument of the Baroque architecture in the area.


Apart from parish church, in neighboring small villages there are five chapels as well – St George's Chapel in Dojutrovica, St Francis of Ksaver in Gornji Lović, Lourdes Mother of God in Belošići, St John the Baptist in Stojavnice and St Nicholas in Obrež. Next to the church is elementary school – one of the rare active in the area. To the north there is a view on Sveta Gera, to the south there is the river Kupa and to the north the Slovenian border is marked by the creek of Kamenica. The whole area with 25 smaller and bigger villages is proud of its spectacular and preserved nature and beautifully shaped landscape influenced by long human activity. Namely, vine business has been a very important activity for centuries and is growing despite lessened number of inhabitants.
Fruit production is also very important – The family of Vrbanek in Obrež Vivodinski sells delicious natural apple juice and vinegar produced of domestic apples of historical sorts.

  • Vivodina
  • Vivodina
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  • Vivodina
  • Kupa
  • Sv. Lovro

NEXT STOP...

⟩By car to Radatovići or Sošice
⟩By mountaineers' trail to Sveta Gera


WE RECOMMEND

Sightseeing of Kašt – the oldest Greek Catholic parish in Žumberak with St Nicholas' Chapel in Badovinci and visiting Lović Prekriški with St Cross' Chapel and a memorable belvedere.



Croatian pedagogue and writer Davorin Trstenjak exhilarated by the beauty of the view from Lović Prekriški shouted with joy "Who was not on Lović, saw nothing of Croatian homeland!"