HERITAGE OF LASINJA / The great significance of the Kupa for the Lasinja region is perpetuated by placing the symbol of the river on the coat of arms of Lasinja, and the swallow on the coat of arms tells us the historical story of the Lasinja culture.
The Lasinja culture is a well-known Eneolithic culture spread from 3700 to 3200 BC, developed in the Lasinja area and spread to continental Croatia and Bosnian Posavina, Slovenia, Carinthia and Hungary around Lake Balaton. It is named after the locality Talijanovo brdo in Lasinja. Isn’t that enough to inspire you to explore this area? ”
The municipality of Lasinja, 30 kilometers from Zagreb and Karlovac, offers its residents and guests the proximity of the city, but also peace and purity of nature.
You may not have known that Lasinja is the only one in Croatia to have a monastery of the Daughters of the Heart of Jesus. Since 2007, the nuns of the Cloister of the Daughters of the Heart of Jesus, nicknamed the White Carmel, have been working in Lasinja. It is the only monastery of this order in Croatia that the Blessed Alojzije Stepinac had a great desire to bring to his archdiocese. The life of white nuns with a scapular, marked with two hearts, takes place in a convent where prayer and work alternate.
In the place there are the remains of the ruins of the parish church of St. Anthony of Padua, but also the newly built church of the same name, and if you start a little research into the number of chapels, take enough time.
Take the opportunity and visit the ethno museum in the place. During the Homeland War, traditional wooden houses were destroyed in the area of the municipality, as well as other cultural goods. In order to preserve the memories of traditional architecture, the Municipality realized the project of building and arranging a traditional wooden house, which houses an ethno museum. The museum exhibits examples of men’s and women’s folk costumes, as well as traditional furniture and useful objects. 😍