In the very center of Petrinja, there is almost no building that has not been demolished or whose roof has not collapsed after the devastating earthquake of 6,2 according to Richter, which hit Sisak-Moslavina County on December 29, 2020.
Most of the buildings within the cultural and historical ensemble of Petrinja were damaged and some cultural assets were, unfortunately, completely destroyed. The center of Petrinja is one of the most valuable historical cores of continental Croatia and is a protected historical ensemble and the city center itself suffered the most during these earthquakes.
Some of the historic buildings on dr. Franjo Tuđman square, built at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, have the status of individually protected cultural property and represent valuable examples of late baroque and classicist architecture.
The restoration of the old core, which will take years, will need to be adjusted to the anti-earthquake requirements of the restoration of cultural heritage and to restore all buildings that have value as cultural monuments.