City of Samobor

King Tomislav Square

King Tomislav Square (Trg kralja Tomislava) is the administrative and cultural centre of the town. The central square of the town, King Tomislav Square, is situated at 158.31 meters above the sea level. The middle of the square is adorned by a well. The well dates from 1764 and provides drinking water.

King Tomislav Square

Apart from being a traffic centre, in the past it played a significant role as a space where daily, weekly and annual fairs, church festivities and political gatherings were staged. The square got its present appearance in 1925 when the Samobor Building Society, nowadays the Samobor Bank, was built at the house number 8. The same year, it received its current name King Tomislav Square on the occasion marking the 1000th anniversary of the establishment of the Croatian Kingdom. All the buildings at the central square are protected cultural monuments of the first category. Today, it is the main meeting point enabling people to enjoy their coffee and local liqueur bermet or savour the famous custard slice Samobor kremšnita.

The central square of the town, King Tomislav Square, is situated at 158.31 meters above the sea level. The middle of the square is adorned by a well. The well dates from 1764 and provides drinking water.

The building at the house number 1, a one-storey corner building built around the year 1800, nowadays hosts a café and the Hotel Livadić. The building at the house number 3 used to be the Hotel Gradu Trstu, and the first reading room in Samobor was founded in its café. The city hall situated at the house number 5 was built based on designs of Bartol Felbinger, famous for constructing numerous beautiful buildings in Zagreb. At the level of the first storey, the façade carries the reliefs dedicated to former Samobor mayors F. Livadić and Lj. Šmidhen. The house number 13 used to be the Cantilly family house, the home of Julijana, better known as Ljubica from poems of the famous poet Stanko Vraz. The secession building at the house number 14 used to be the café in which Antun Gustav Matoš, another famous Croatian writer, spent a lot of time while living in Samobor.