Marija Bistrica is the largest Marian sanctuary in Croatia located in the southeast of Hrvatsko Zagorje on north slopes of Zagrebačka gora, around 40 km from the capital Zagreb.
When mentioning Marija Bistrica everybody will first think of pilgrimages to Saint Mary of Marija Bistrica. The focal point of the place is the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary which compels admiration by its size, surroundings and significance.
Parallel with the pilgrimages in this region the old crafts have also developed with the offer of products made from honey, wood and clay. Candles, gingerbread, pottery and wooden toys present a colorful and various offer for all generations.
Source: TB Marija Bistrica