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Croatia-00616 - Birth House of Tito

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Kumrovec's claim to fame is that it is the birthplace of marshal Josip Broz Tito (1892–1980), the president of former Yugoslavia. The birth house of Tito (built in 1860 as the first brickwork house in the village) features the Memorial Museum of Marshal Tito, opened in 1953.

 

Next to the house is the bronze standing statue of Marshal Tito.

 

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Kumrovec is a village in the northern part Croatia. The Kumrovec village has only 269 people.

 

The old part of Kumrovec comprises the Ethnological Museum with 18 village houses, displaying permanent exhibitions of artifacts related to the life and work of Zagorje peasants in the 19th/20th century. The village is small but was of great popularity in the former Yugoslavia.

 

The reconstruction and decoration of these houses started in 1977. So far 40 houses and other farm-stead facilities have been restored, which makes Staro Selo the most attractive place of this kind in Croatia. Visitors may see permanent ethnological exhibitions such as the Zagorje-style Wedding, the Life of Newly-weds, From Hemp to Linen, Blacksmith's Crafts, Cart-wright's Craft, Pottery, From Grain to Bread, etc.

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