Top 5 Things to do in Koprivnica, Croatia

September 28, 2017 Jana Sager

Koprivnica (pronounced [kɔ̝̌priːv̞nit͡sa]) is a city in northern Croatia. It is the capital of the Koprivnica-Križevci county. In 2011, the city's administrative area of 90,94 km² had a total population of 30,854, with 23,955 in the city proper.
Restaurants in Koprivnica

1. Muzej Grada Koprivnice

Trg Dr. Leandera Brozovica 1, Koprivnica 48000, Croatia +385 48 622 307
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Muzej Grada Koprivnice

Reviewed By Krpr

This is the review for one part of museum, about gallery in small village of Hlebine, next to Koprivnica. The place features some of the most beautiful pieces of Croatian naive art. The staff is very nice and if in the area, make sure you visit.

2. Galerija Josip Generalic

LJudevita Gaja 75, Hlebine 48323, Croatia +385 48 836 430
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Galerija Josip Generalic

Naive art museum. Roots of Naive art started by Ivan Generalic.

Reviewed By Krpr

This is the place that features „birth“ of Croatian naive art. It is the home of both Ivan and Josip Generalić and you can see a large amount (more than 100) of their works exhibited in two objects. You can also buy some of the reproductions and graphics. The place has a really nice guide (at least we had one) who gave us a great personal tour of not only paintings and their history, but as well as the Generalić's tradition of creative life and art.
The place itself is a bit out of major roads network, but definitely well worth try, as the entire village (Hlebine) is one large naïve art installation (you can also visit other galleries and ateliers of well-known painters of Croatian naïve art.
If in the area, but even if a bit off and want to see some real art and artists life, this place is a must.

Dravska 40 | Gola, Koprivnica 48331, Croatia +385 48 833 032
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Gallery Ivan Vecenaj

Gallery-museum offers its visitors an insight into 50 years of creativity of Ivan Vecenaj,Croatian Naive Artist.Gallery has expanded in 2007 and now in a representative area of 250m2 you can see a large number of paintings on glass and canvas, as well as drawings and watercolors museum’s worth which Ivan Vecenaj preserved for future generations as well as a large number of photos of his life.

Reviewed By Central_Podravina7 - Croatia

It is really difficult to talk about Ivan Večenaj Tišlarov in a few lines. He was one of a kind person. While you saw him you felt that person who standing in front of you is special. Not only because he was tall person and handsome gentleman with a hat which he used to wear. He was a gifted storyteller with a great sence of humour and lots of knowledge about history. He wanted to preserve the culture heritage by passing information to the next generation through story. And he does it well. He collected stories from his childhood from the old people, and his Mission last till his old age. This amazing stories he convert to his art work. Born in little village of Gola, just next to Hungarian border, he was surrounded by tick Repaš woods, cows on the grasslands, unprecedented corn and wheat filelds and beautiful and unpredictable river Drava where he lived his whole life. He was amazed by a beautiful scenery of his home, he started to draw in age of only fifteen. He held his first exhibition in Koprivnica back in 1954. Through 60 years od creativity, he most painted oil paintings on glass, in a specific Croatian naïve inverse method of painting. He has exhibited throughout Croatia and the former Yugoslavia, Milan, Turin , Paris, San Francisco, Florida , Japan, Munich, Basel , Monte Carlo, New York, etc. He has received many awards and honors. He wrote seven books: „Secrets of the Castle Pepelara“(„Tajne dvorca Pepelara“ in Croatian), about Prekodravlje Region history and research on the ruin Pepelara fortress he learned that Pepelara was actually the place where St. Elizabeth of Hungary lived. „Wild maid scream“ („Krik divlje djevojke“ in Croatian), a novel about fairytale creatures from Prekodravlje Region, „To my homeland“ (Mojem zavičaju“ in Croatian), history of village Gola and Prekodravlje Region, „Prekodravlje sings like that“ (Prekodravje tak popeva“ in Croatian kajkavian dialect), collection of poems , „Big bird“ („Velka ftica“ in Croatian kajkavian dialect), a novel, Proverbs and riddles and Vocabulary of Gola which is preserved from oblivion 12,000 old words. He also wrote poems in Podravian dialect of Kaikavian language. Ivan Večenaj - Tišlarov was one of the most famous painters of Croatian Naive art. His paintins are not just a glasses with a paint on it. They telling you great stories, for those who want and know how to listen. His birth house in Gola is now an ethno-house, and just a few streets away you may visit his gallery where you may hear more about his interesting life path. Even many times hard and difficult, he never wanted to replace his life in Gola with some of the most attractive cities in the world. Even he could. He had many calls to live in Rome, Paris, to live anywhere in America. Unfortunatly he passed away at 13th of February 2013. He had many famous friends. One of his best buddies was a famous actor Yul Brynner, but he choose Gola insted. Why is that so, you have to discover for yourself. His son Mladen, who is painter himself and his granddauther Petra will gladly share their memories on great Ivan Večenaj – Tišlarov.

4. Medicarna Spicko

Ulica Djure Estera 9, Koprivnica 48000, Croatia +385 48 642 311
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Medicarna Spicko

Spicko souvenir store offers a wonderful selection of traditional handmade Croatian Licitar gingerbreads (listed on UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage), excellent mead and candles as well as teas, health food and as of recent handmade jewelry by River crafts.

Reviewed By mamarajka - Koprivnica, Croatia

Ovo je prodajno mjesto sa brojnim medicarskim proizvodima, koji svojom estetikom mogu posluziti kao suveniri. Proizvodi su vrlo lijepi ukusni. Osoblje je vrlo usluzno I ljubazno:-)

5. Admiral Automat Club

Trg Kralja Tomislava 12, Koprivnica 48000, Croatia +385 91 482 2067
Admiral Automat Club

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