Linhartov trg 9
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On the banks of the rushing Kroparica Stream, in the shade of the forested Jelovica Plateau, one of the major iron-forging centres from our past lies hidden away. Here, reminders of the erstwhile iron-forging trade will accompany you at every step: technical monuments, examples of cultural heritage, wrought ironworks, the preserved iron forgers' customs, cuisine, and excellent singing.
The village of Kropa, the cradle of Slovene iron-forging, lies hugged in a narrow valley beneath the Jelovica Plateau. With its authentic and unique iron mill owners’ architecture, roaring waters, preserved technical heritage, and stories of the hard-off life of iron forgers, it is certainly well worth a visit.
Kropa's heritage has been uniquely preserved. The present-day appearance of the protected market town's centre has been characterised by its iron-forging tradition. Kropa is home to two churches — the Church of St Leonard
and the Church of the Mother of God
—, the Iron Forging Museum
, and, a little further up, the Vice Spike Forge
Bled: 15 km Bahn
Radovljica: 10 km
Kranjska Gora: 45 km
Ljubljana: 50 km
Škofja Loka (via Železniki and Jamnik): 30 km
: Train station: Podnart (7 km), Radovljica (10 km)
GPS Northing (N) : 46,2911
GPS Easting (E) : 14,2051