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Šturje – Home Town of the First Slovenian Puppet Theatre

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Information : Ajdovščina Tourist Guides Association

Address: Gradišče 46, 5270 Ajdovščina
Phone: +386 31 760 239 (Tanja Rijavec), +386 41 276 095 (Tadeja Ličen)

The old and unique settlement of Šturje is situated on the left bank of the River Hubelj and boasts numerous architectural jewels. In the past the River Hubelj represented the border between the Gorizia and Carniola regions.

The starting point of the tour is the parking lot in front of the Jochmann Mill nearby the Hubelj Bridge. Cross the River Hubelj and head towards Šturje, the old part of Ajdovščina. In the Cankar Square (Cankarjev trg) visit the Church of St George and do not miss the monument dedicated to the Slovenian writer and poet Filip Terčelj. Continue on along the narrow Slomšek Street (Slomškova ulica) and stop at the very house, where Milan Klemenčič staged the first puppet performance in Slovene language in 1910.

Take a walk along the Gorica Street (Goriška ulica) past the modern office building of the construction company Primorje, which was designed by a famous Slovenian architect Boris Podrecca, and continue down the street past one of the oldest bars in Ajdovščina called Snica.

Tour duration: 60 minutes

*Upon request a stop can be made at the Šturje Pastry Shop, where you can have a scoop of ice cream or a piece of one of their delicious cakes.

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 at +386 (0)5 3659 140 or by e-mail at .

Administrator : TIC Ajdovščina | ++386 5 365 91 40 | | | last modified: 28/02/2014

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