An Afternoon Adventure in Samobor
|The town center with lots of outdoor seating- King Tomislav Square|
About a 30 minute drive from the center of Zagreb, it's hilly and picturesque. There's a large car park at the end of town where you can park for free. You could spend several hours here if you're interested in seeing churches and museums. We were mostly focusing on food and walking along the river though, so we didn't even go inside a building. Maybe next time we'll get around to that. We walked straight to the town center where we sat outdoors at Kavana Livadic. Our cousin, Christian, made some recommendations and did the ordering for us. We never actually went inside, but if you look at all the food photos on their Facebook page, you'll wonder why we didn't! We ended up having coffee, cremeschnitte, pancakes, and strukli. All were delicious!
|Omar is pretty excited to be trying cremeschnitte|
|Chocolate covered crepes...oh my!|
|A cheesy dish called Strukli|
My husband is a civil engineer so it's always fun to see how they built things when I'm out with him. We walked a few blocks to see the bridges crossing the river. Each one is quite different from the other. There was outdoor seating nearly everywhere in spite of the cooler temperatures. Blankets were thrown over chairs so you could warm yourself while having a coffee with plenty of fresh air and scenic views.
|A view of the town square from across the river|
|Look at the stone and iron work in this old bridge|
|We also came across a number of benches made from very large trees. I liked the carvings in this one.|
|Ruins of Samobor castle|
|A simple playground near the ruins|
|Sampling of love locks|
|I wonder how many thousands have passed through this gateway|
|I spy Christian above me on one of the walls|