Along the banks of the Koprivnica River is the small town of Koprivnica. The town has a long history, dating back to the 14th Century, but today it revolves around a food processing factory which is the main employer in the town. It is not a major tourist destination but does have some attractions worth seeing. Koprivnica has some beautiful Baroque architecture, including the Franciscan Monastery and the church of St Anthony of Padua, both built in the late 1600s.

Koprivnica, Croatia

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The town offers various recreational opportunities, especially on the nearby Drava river and at the so-called “Podravina Riviera” – gravel pit Soderica. Fishing (angling) opportun-ities are provided on the Drava river and in the lakes Soderica, Jegenis, Vidak, etc. Hunting grounds are located in the vicinity of Koprivnica – in the lowlands and at the foot of Kalnik and Bilogora.

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The best known hunting grounds are Peski and Repas. Numerous restaurants in the town and its surroundings offer delicious traditional Podravina-style specialities (“prge” – dried and smoked cheese, aspic /jelly/, mushroom soup with buckwheat, “goriski” goulash, etc.).

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