Kobarid is a city in the northwest region of Slovenia, very close to the border with Italy. It is known for its rough past, but today Kobarid is a pleasant tourist spot, perfect for recreation and relaxation.
The city of Kobarid is situated at the meeting point of two valleys, Nadiža River with Breginjski kot and Soča (Isonzo) Valley. As the city offers a colorful selection of sporting activities as well as some impressive historical and natural sights, it is often compared to the nearby cities of Bovec and Tolmin. But even though Kobarid is a lot smaller and perhaps less known than ther other two, getting a cosy hostel room in Kobarid is not a problem. There are a couple of solid and pretty inexpensive options available right in the centre of the town with the city museum just around the corner.
The Kobarid Museum is without a doubt considered one of the main cultural and historic attractions around there. It displays exhibits on the events of the World War I, particularly the ones that occurred on the Isonzo Front (Soška fronta). The museum is well-respected and has won several national and international awards. To remind of the impact of the world war on the city, its surroundings and the people, there are various other monuments and memorials than can be visited. The largest ossuary of Italian soldiers killed during World War I in Slovenia is arranged at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua on Grič above Kobarid. Another history significant place is Tonocov Castle, a rocky elevation near Kobarid that was used as a settlement for many centuries.
But not everything is so unpleasant and history-related in the city nowadays. There are numerous natural attractions to be experienced (Waterfall Kozjak is a must-see if you are there) and more than enough opportunities for outdoor activities and adventures.
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