Festival of national importance, Varaždin Baroque Evenings, is the most prominent music-scene event of the central Croatia, founded in 1971. Nowadays, it is one of the best-known festival, specialized in early music, in the world. Festival is under the permanent patronage of President of the Republic of Croatia and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, and has national status for twenty years. For seven years, Festival has partner country. Up to now, the country partner were Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Israel, Austria, Russian Federation, Italy, France, Spain, Hungary, Japan and this year it will be Sweden.
Why are Varaždin Baroque Evenings in a competition for the world’s best festival of classic music and why are they outshined in the New York Times's article about Croatia?
Traditional and ambient festival that combines baroque music, architecture of palaces, castles, churches, flowers, landscapes, tastes, scents, sensations
The greatest and the oldest Festival specialized for the artistry of the Baroque
Accompanied by attractions of festive grand opening, exhibitions, gastronomy…
Uncompromising artistic quality
Partner countries associate the European culture and heritage
The town and its citizens live with the Festival
Great touristic potential fits in the picturesque region of Central Europe
Financial support provided by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Varaždin, Varaždin County