An ethnic village Kumrovec is situated in the Hrvatsko Zagorje, in northwest part of Croatia, on the border with Slovenia and lies at River Sutla.
Old Village Kumrovec was built as an open-air museum with examples of folk architecture style of Zagorje region. The Museum “Old Village Kumrovec“ is the only museum of its kind in Croatia.
It was founded by the redeemed and restored the residential and commercial buildings, rebuilt old road in village, moderated the stream bed Škrnika and restored old stone bridge …
In some houses there are decorated exhibition representing the traditional lifestyle and customs of this area.
However, Kumrovec is best known as the birthplace of one of the greatest statesmen of Europe and the world, the legendary Tito. Here, among others, is his birthhouse.
Beside those impressions which you take from sightseeing the Tito’s house, you will have nice impressions as well when you see some other authentic houses and buildings too: the old village school, blacksmith workshop and a village chapel of Sts. Rok.
Also very significent cultural heritage in Kumrovec is the monument to the Croatian national anthem. We are talking about a high stone obelisk, which is by its symbolism and purpose unique in the world.
Published on: 07.11.2010