Marija Bistrica is the largest Croatian Marian shrine. The Miraculous statue of the black Virgin Mary, which was originally located above the chapel of Marija Bistrica, was inserted into the walls of the parish church because of the danger of Turkish invasion. It was re-discovered in 1684.
Probably the most visited on August, 15th, the day of the Asumption of Mary.
20 kilometers away from Green Zelina, fits perfect to visit it by car or even on bicycle. How to get