Staro selo museum
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Dave48838
Greenville, MI660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We attended this preserved and restored village as part of a tour. The village has many houses depicting trade and culture of times gone by. The buildings are well tended and the area is well groomed and park-like. Be prepared to walk some distance. On the other hand, the paths are very nice and probably could accommodate a wheel chair. Kids would also enjoy the outdoor spaces and displays.

The one central feature is Tito's birthplace. It was quite an experience to see this leader's humble beginnings. It was made so clear and real by our local guide.

This was a good experience but not a mandatory stop. If you run short of time, it might be skipped. The displays are not different from many other similar venues and, in an area where many of the houses are ancient, it does not appear too much different than other villages in the area.
Written June 6, 2022
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SACALosAngeles
Hacienda Heights, CA1,316 contributions
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Oct 2012 • Couples
We were in Zagreb and had an extra day before our next stop. We had heard about the ethno village in Kumrovec and were interested in seeing it. We rented a car and drove for a bit on the highway and then took side roads to get to the village. It was a wonderful experience. If you are seeing a country, you must look past the cities and visit smaller places in order to get the flavor of the people. The drive to Kumrovec took us along rivers, past small villages with beautiful spires, past some homes that appear to be of the same generation as the Tito village "museum" we were going to visit. The village itself is quite something! We spent about 2 hours there just wandering around and taking photos. We were there on a Sunday and there were no folks working the exhibits as we had been told and it may have been Sunday church day or perhaps off season. But it didn't matter. It was a very interesting place. We then continued on a circular route and visited Tracoscan Castle and stopped in a lovely little town, Samobor, for late lunch and to soak up the atmosphere. It was a wonderful day and we got exactly what we were after...Croatia from another perspective.
Written November 8, 2012
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Tracy V
676 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Friends
The open-air village of Kumrovec is the birthplace of former Yugoslavia President Josip Broz Tito. Preserved as it might have been in the late 19th century, the town has many homes and monuments to village life. While it is a pretty setting along a meandering river, it really is not worth a half day of travel and exploration, as there is so much to already see in Zagreb.
Written October 10, 2014
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Jane K
Melbourne, Australia125 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Solo
About 25 kilometres from Zagreb is the village Marshall Tito was born in and spent his earlier years. His father remained in the village as a blacksmith for his lifetime and Tito was initially trained as a locksmith but despite never attending university, Tito was considered a very smart young man. The drive to Kumrovic is picturesque. You drive through the countryside through lovely little villages, corn fields and lush green pastures. The compound consists of restored homes including Tito's and is frozen in time! You can easily spend an hour or two wandering through the well cared for structures. The cost is small and you pay at the entrance. There is a pub and facilities for food but taking a picnic on a sunny day would be perfect. It is possible to hire audio narration of the Tito story so if you are going without a guide we recommend that you hire one. Different languages are available. The bathroom facilities are spotless! This is a very good outing and if you are fortunate to travel with a guide knowledgable about this part of history, then enjoy!
Written July 22, 2014
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tony1046
Stirling, UK136 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Couples
We have visited Kumrovec on previous occasions, as it is only a short distance from Terme Olimia. There is still some of the inevitable "Jugo-nostalgia" about, held up by ageing and unrepentant Titoist Communist supporters. Tito's family house is interesting in providing a background to village life in rural Austro-Hungary in the latter part of the 19th century. The open-air village is also interesting, and far more could be made of the ethnographic perspective and the social history rather than maps of all the places Josip Broz Tito visited whilst president.
Written July 11, 2014
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TravelerZrenjanin
Dorcol, Serbia275 contributions
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Dec 2012 • Friends
VILLAGE THAT HAS LONG BEEN PART OF THE LEGEND ABOUT THE LEADER – KUMROVAC
BY ZORAN SLAVIC
Croatian village Kumrovac, or how they, the locals, pronounce - Kumrovec, more than fifty years, and especially after the Liberation War in Yugoslavia in 1945, represents
At first, the place a sort of pilgrimage supporters of communism, but since in 1995. And the subject of conflict between fans of the former Yugoslav president for life Tito from people who thought he was a dictator. Interestingly, I was the first at the funeral of Josip Broz Tito,
In Belgrade's House of Flowers in 1980. and later in his hometown of Kumrovcu. This is a typical Zagorje village, on the edge of the Republic of Slovenia. When I came to this settlement, first with what I faced was a strange language spoken by the locals. It kajkavian, something between the Slovenian and Croatian languages, for years I was confused because Tito kajkavski the language spoken with a Russian accent. In Kumrovac I otherwise would come to present the set of the movie "Tito and Me". The director of the film Goran Markovic, in a nice way, parodied blindness Yugoslavs personality and part of Josip Broz Tito. Of course, this was after Tito's death, when the artists were free to speak about their former leader.
I stood in front of Tito's birthplace, single-storey Zagorje building, which is reportedly growing up in poverty, little Joza, as Tito was called when he was a boy. I say alleged because after his death occurred journalistic and historical speculation that Tito subsequently planted persons born elsewhere. Some said I wrote that Tito was actually illegitimate Austro-Hungarian nobleman, while there are many advocates of the theory that he was actually a double when the Soviet Union placed at the head of the Yugoslav Communist Party, during a visit to Moscow.
While I was walking in the countryside, which was spread across the river Sutla, the more I thought about the former school readers whose hero was a boy Joza, future Grand Marshal Tito, much less deal with the issues of conspiracy theory.
In native home look around Image of Tito's parents, father Francis Broz , Croatian peasants , and Marie Javoršek mother , a housewife originally from Slovenia. I'm thinking about how it seems, the fate of all great men of small states that after their death, everybody is trying to quickly take off all gilding from their portraits, which were attended by all the forces of life , almost all contemporaries , inflicted and they brought . While returning to Zagreb , which is about 50 km, running through gentle pejasaž surrounding valleys and groves , I remember how I Kumrovac a local pub , over sips of sour Zagorje wine - " Cvicek ," they said - it does not matter whether Joza - Tito actually born here , he was a great man in whose time everyone was
good.
While on television, these days, I look at pictures from the funeral of the widow of Tito - Jovanka Broz, I remember Kumrovec who lives in legend, that subsequent history cannot be undone. And as you can hear the song "Comrade Tito, violet white, you love youth of the whole”
Written November 10, 2013
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David W
Bizeljsko, Slovenia21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Friends
As a foreign visitor to this lovely area, I was struck by the feeling of adoration for Tito shown by the natives of Slovenia and Croatia. There is no doubt that Marshal Tito was [and remains] a leader held in very high regard. Look to the history books and you will easily understand why he is missed. To visit this humble birthplace provides a feeling of belonging to a more comfortable age, a time when everyone had a job, enjoyed good holidays, and could be sure of having a roof over their heads. The legacy of Tito is right here in Cumrovec., you can feel the vibes. By the way, if you turn left from the house, at less than two kilometres there is a splendid Gostilna on the right. It's easy to find and the food is very appetising.
Written September 10, 2013
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NMC_12
Houston, TX260 contributions
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May 2013 • Couples
On our recent trip through the Balkans we made a journey to the countryside of to visit Tito's childhood home. It was a tiny village; a simple place that had it NOT been Tito's home, would have been like every other like it today throughout the countryside. People can say what they will about the man BUT one thing should be remembered, when other Croatians (some dead & MANY still alive) supported FASCISM in Yugoslavia, Tito fought against it! When other CROATIANS (one named Sakic) who died just 5 years ago and was buried with FULL Fascist "honors" (including the Hitler salute) by supporters who STILL refer to him as "the Father of Croatia" and honors his grave (even TODAY in the famous Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb), TITO fought against that and WE, as AMERICANS supported his efforts AGAINST Fascism. What clearly makes this sight significant is TITO and if one has ever been to other Communist countries like Russia, China, and Vietnam, this is just one more "leader's home" to visit. Just in other red countries in days gone by, people use to come out to Tito's home to picnic and celebrate him...he was loved by many and feared by some. Communism under Tito was different from the USSR...people were allowed to farm and were not forced from their homes...they did not starve and go hungry. During Tito's rule, Yugoslavia was opened to tourists and some people actually prospered...it was Communism-LIGHT. Although I personally bleed "red, white and blue- USA" I purchased some wine from Tito's old village to add as a conversation piece to my collection. Tito FOUGHT the fascism that STILL exists in Croatia and whether good, bad or ugly, he kept old Yugoslavia together until his death in 1980. Perhaps Tito was just the LESSER of two evils of his day but UNLIKE other 300+ Croats who proudly showed up wearing Nazi uniforms to a funeral 5 years ago in Zagreb, Tito didn't proudly operate WWII extermination death camps either! He fought AGAINST them as a partisan!
Written June 10, 2013
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wzmercer
Eastman, GA120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Stopped here as part of a tour group. This is a well preserved historical village with many displays of old farm equipment, wagon, sled, wells, cook stoves and ovens. Beautiful countryside. Free range chickens and corn drying from rafters. Birt place of Marshall Tito and interesting to tour his home.
Written June 5, 2019
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Alizapedsem
Tel Aviv, Israel87 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
This is the village that Tito, the "president" of Yugoslavia grew up in. Many houses and farm buildings have been preserved to give a sense of how life was in this corner of Croatia in the last 200 years. Great idea, but...the exhibits were dry and not stimulating. Despite what was said on the audioguide (make sure you ask for one at the entrance) there were no demonstrations going on. The numbers of the exhibits were confusing - we went from 9 to 34- never did find the 20's. Finally, Tito's house is dedicated to the ceremonies and honoraries attending his funeral, but everything was in Croatian. I went there to learn about his life but didn't learn anything!
Written June 16, 2017
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