Šenkovec – Szentilona


Šenkovec is the administrative centre of the municipality. The settlement is situated on the state road connecting Čakovec to Mursko Središće. According to the latest census in 2011, 2898 inhabitants live in the settlement.

Stjepan Lacković of Čakovec founded a Pauline monastery dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Holy Saints in 1376 in Šenkovec. In the mid-16th century, Nikola Zrinski of Siget built the family mausoleum within the monastery complex. His first wife Katarina Zrinski was the first of the family buried there in 1561. The last Zrinski buried in the family tomb was Nikola Zrinski of Čakovec. He was killed in a hunting accident in the Kuršanec meadows in 1664.

After the devastating earthquake in 1880, the buildings inside the complex have not been renovated. Today there is only the chapel, i.e. a sanctuary of the earlier church with Gothic frescoes from the end of the 14th century.

This heritage monument also represents the most significant attraction of Šenkovec. There is also a Morandian complex, currently known as Ksaipa.