Stretching somewhere between the southern slopes of Medvednica and Sava, Prigorje is a small rural area, naturally leaning on Zagreb. Apart from being very close to the Croatian capital Zagreb, Prigorje is an area that has plenty to offer to its visitors.
Samobor is a picturesque town with a long tourist tradition that has started to develop since 1886. Long history, cultural heritage, and a beautiful natural environment, today make it one of the leading destinations in the area of Central Croatia. There are well-preserved buildings built in Baroque style, giving the city a distinctive look, and because of that many people call Samobor a „city-museum”. You can see that once you enter the city's center. Every building in the central square has become a protected monument of culture. Interesting architecture is followed by an equally interesting gastronomic offer. During the rule of Napoleon, the French have stayed for a long time in the city. Their influence is mostly present in gastronomy. Thanks to the french influence the aperitif Bermet was born - a drink prepared from red wine, citrus, and various grasses. If you travel to Samobor you have to try a dessert which is considered a gastro-souvenir of Samobor and it's called Kremšnita. The central event of the year is the traditional Samoborski Fašnik - a lavish ten-day carnival that has been held since 1885 and attracts a large number of visitors.
Sveta Nedelja is a small town situated between the Sava River and the Samobor town and is about 15 km from the city of Zagreb. Sveta Nedelja is a favorite destination for tourists who want a peaceful vacation outside the bustling city center, along with activities such as biking, fishing, tennis. It is an ideal place to organize teambuilding events. In recent years this small town has become popular because of the automotive industry, more precisely the tech company Rimac, which has produced the fastest electric car in the world. The center of the company is located just in Sveta Nedelja.
Sights to visit in Sveta Nedelja:
- Kerestinec Castle
- Parish Church of the Holy Trinity
- Chapel of St. Mary Magdalene
- Chapel of St. Roch