Lokavec – Village of Carters and Blacksmiths
Spend the day in the village of Lokavec. The picturesque village lies at the foothills of Mt Čaven and boasts numerous interesting sites, excursions, adventures and culinary delights.
: Ajdovščina Tourist Guides AssociationAddress
: Gradišče 46, 5270 AjdovščinaPhone
: +386 31 760 239 (Tanja Rijavec) , +386 41 276 095 (Tadeja Ličen)e-mail
The village boasts a well preserved traditional forge that has been turned into the Forge Museum of Mihael Kuš. The ethnological collection Batič House, located in the hamlet od Bitovi, houses a selection of items that document the 200-year-old history of the village. The technical heritage of the village is further enriched by the Bavčar Foundry and Copper Shop, where copper cauldrons were being manufactured till the very year of 1974, and the Grapar Venetian Sawmill, the only well preserved sawmill left in the village. A must-see for enthusiasts of religious heritage is the Church of St Lawrence designed by the well-known architect Max Fabiani.
If you have extra energy to burn take a walk along the Route Through All Lokavec Hamlets, which leads past all the abovementioned sights and many other attractions. You cannot get lost since the route is well marked with information boards and signs.
If you get hungry stop on the Černigoj Farm. The farm is open all weekends for private parties of minimum fifteen people and offers a variety of traditional home-made delicacies, such as the Vipava prosciutto, the bean-sauerkraut stew called jota, rolled dumplings called štruklji and many other delicious specialties. Book your reservation on +386 (0)5 3642 192 or +386 (0)40 217 192 or +386 (0)40 239 189.
For guided tours please contact the Ajdovščina Tourist Guides Association. For further questions or information do not hesitate to contact the Ajdovščina Tourist Information Centre by phone on +386 (0)5 3659 140 or by e-mail at .
Welcome to Lokavec!
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