Hrvatska Kostajnica, often just Kostajnica, is a small town in central Croatia located on the Una river. This old proud town in Banija, by which the clear green river Una flows, was named after the rich chestnut woods which surround it. The Zrinski family’s heroic battle against the Ottomans bestowed the town its title of Defender of the Homeland. A well known place for excursions – Djed - was declared a forest park, and the 19th century Hotel Central in the town’s centre is a wonderful example of secession architecture. Apart from the carnival, the Kobasijada (sausage festival), art colonies and summer events on the river Una, the most important event in the autumn is the chestnut festival, which is the brand and synonym of Hrvatska Kostajnica.
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