In the eastern part of the Varaždin County, where the tame Kalnik hills caress the Pannonian Basin and the Podravina region, and where the river Bednja becomes one with the river Drava after a hundred kilometres of wondering around the County, passing through the center of the world or the town of miracles and legends, as its inhabitants are calling Ludbreg, one of the biggest and the oldest sanctuaries in Europe, is the village Globočec Ludbreški.
Less then 2 km from the center of Ludbreg, this village has become famous for its St. Vincent's statue. The statue, that weighs 7 tons and is about 7,5 m high, was raised by the „Trsek“ winemakers association.
This is the tallest statue of St. Vincent in the world, almost 1 m higher than the one in Lisboa, whose patron saint is St. Vincent. However, size is not the only difference between them. The one in Globočec Ludbreški is holding a vine in his hand instead of a ship, and his 8 m base is an attractive belvedere with the astonishing view of the whole Ludbreg area, Podravina region, Hungary…here, under the auspices of St. Vincent is the Arabela restaurant.
Owned by the Kišić family, located on the Varaždin- Koprivnica main road, the restaurant has been the ideal place for those who enjoy delicious traditional food, big portions and good wine for 25 years. Ten years ago they planted a vineyard and started the wine production that are served in the restaurant. Together with 5 other establishments from the Ludbreg Wine Road, they offer a mutual wine brand: Poštenjak- a well balanced coupage of Welschriesling, Chardonnay and grey Pinot.
Thanks to the rivers Bednja, Plitvica and Drava, the Podravina region has always been rich with fish, which is an inevitable part of people's diet here, just like it is an inevitable part of the Arabela's offer. It's no wonder then that the restaurant's specialty is the Drava catfish steak coated with bacon.
Address: Globočec Ludbreški , Ludbreška 62 , 42230 Ludbreg
Phone: Tel: +385 (0) 42/818011