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Samobor, Croatia

Samobor is an ancient town located only twenty-five kilometers away from Zagreb. It recently celebrated its 770th birthday, as King Bela IV of Hungary proclaimed its independence in 1242. Medieval to the core, surrounded by astounding nature and history sites, it is among the most popular sites to visit in inland Croatia.

Many Croatian artists retreated to Samobor seeking inspiration and peace of mind, including August Gustav Matoš, who called it “One of the most Croatian towns in the world.”  The streets of Samobor  are blooming with stores of old crafts, such as herbalists, crystal glaziers, vintners and honey makers. It’s also known for bermet (a strong alcoholic beverage) and mustarda (a piquant sauc – the equivalent of mustard, but made from grapes).

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