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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Restaurant
“If you walk in the other direction, past Anvil cottage on the left hand side of the river is Gostilna (restaurant) Pr' Kovač. If you’re lucky enough to visit when its open and serving food - they serve impressively good food in a nice room filled with old pictures and objects from Kropa. If they are not open, try knocking and asking if you can book an evening meal. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“The setting of the lovely village of Kropa is special in itself, but the main motivation to go there is definitely the unique iron forging museum. Kropa is a settlement with several hundred years of iron working and blacksmithing tradition. It’s one of the most important Slovenian historic places because of its preserved architecture and technical heritage. It has been protected as a cultural monument since the year 1953. The museum itself is situated in the central part of the old square in Klinar’s house. It was opened in 1952 as the first technical museum in Slovenia. This very interesting museum demonstrates the entire iron working process: from iron ore to a spike. It offers guided tours, curator-led tour and presentation of traditional nail-making techniques in an old nail shop, practical classes by prior arrangement, use of library, historic records and photo collection for study purposes, screening of videos about blacksmiths. Parts of the exhibition are translated into English and German.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Street Address
“This is the local supermarket, located on the left hand side, just off the main road into Kropa. It's a 5 minute walk back along the main road from Anvil Cottage. The shop is open every day from 7am until 7pm and on Saturday mornings from 08:00 until 12:00 ”
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Establishment
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Street Address
“Further along the main street, at the start of the town is gostilna (restaurant) Pri Jarmu. This is an excellent choice if you need more than a Pizza and they serve HUGE portions of excellent home made food. It’s also a great place to get ice-cream in the summer and on Sunday they serve a delicious lunch menu. It’s closed all day on Wednesday & Thursday. ”
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“C.Bar. The best place to get a beer and meet the locals is ‘C Bar’ which is across the bridge, opposite Anvil Cottage, on the other side of the main square. It’s open every day from 17:00 except Monday when it’s closed all day. Mattias who runs the bar speaks good English and will happily tell you everything you need to know about Kropa. He’ll also make you a pizza. ”
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Locality
“Old town with a Forging museum The history of iron forging shaped the appearance of Kropa's present-day heritage protected market centre. Ironworkers houses, water barriers and other equipment on the gushing Kroparica stream and the unique preserved Vigenjc Vice forge. At the end of the village beside the road to Jamnik there are the remains of a smelting furnace from the 14th century. From the 15th century onwards Kropa was the centre of manual iron forging. The main production was nails which were transporte and throughout Europe.”
  • 2 locals recommend

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Restaurant
“If you walk in the other direction, past Anvil cottage on the left hand side of the river is Gostilna (restaurant) Pr' Kovač. If you’re lucky enough to visit when its open and serving food - they serve impressively good food in a nice room filled with old pictures and objects from Kropa. If they are not open, try knocking and asking if you can book an evening meal. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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