Cakovec, a city with European spirit and genuine people, is located in the centre of Medjimurje. Medjimurje is endowed with natural beauty and rich in cultural history.
Cakovec is a beautiful city in the most northern part of Croatia and lies between the Drava and Mura rivers. It is also a natural border between Croatia and the neighbouring countries of Slovenia and Hungary.
The houses in Cakovec are surrounded by beautiful flower gardens and, instead of metal or wire fences, the people of Cakovec and Medjimurje surround their yards with beautiful trees. This goes to show that the people of this lovely city are very aware of the beautiful nature which surrounds them and take pride in preserving it. Medjimurje, due to its beauty and cleanliness, is also known as a „little Switzerland“ in Croatia.
The city of Cakovec is in the centre of the county of Medimurje and has a population of 17,000 people. The county is divided up into 21 municipalities and along with the city of Cakovec, are the cities Prelog and Mursko Sredisce.
The city's main tourist attraction is the Old Town which has since been restored. It is a city of fortresses and is surrounded by a horticultural monument and a beautiful park in which the statue of St. Jeronim stands.
Visitors can take a look at the history of Cakovec and Medimurje in the city's museum which is located in the Old Town of Zrinski. Other important cultural centres such as: the city library and cultural centre are close by where visitors can take part in watching films, concerts, theatrical performances and art exhibitions. Another fascinating monument is a complex of Franciscan monasteries from the baroque era as well as the church of St. Nicolas.
Tourism in Medjimurje is very diverse. Visitors can enjoy activities such as rafting on the Mura River, visiting wine cellars, fishing, agrotourism, hot springs, horseback riding as well as many restaurants. Medjimurje's restaurants are known for serving wonderful traditional homemade cuisine. They also specialize in serving quality wines which come from the hills of Medimurje and its wine cellars.
Cakovec is an exquisite and unique city. Its natural beauty and amenities are there for everyone to enjoy.