Vipava is also called the Slovene Venice, developed beside numerous springs of the Vipava River, which is internationally renowned for their extraordinary location, their water and speleological characteristics.
This wonderful natural heritage is enriched by cultural attractions, especially the castles. The oldest one is Stari grad, which stands on top of a steep hill abowe the square and dates back to the 12th century. In 1762, the Lanthieris built a Baroque mansion on the present main square.
The Gothic church of St. Stephen was reconstructed in the Baroque style and is an important art-historical monument. The public cementery contains two original Egyptian sarcophagi, brought from Egypt by the diplomant and Egyptogist Anton Laurin.
Points of distinction : In the 17th century, the Counts Lanthieri built the Zemono hunting mansion, on a lookout hill northwest of Vipava. It is one of the few completely preserved Renaissance buildings in Slovenia. Its walls are covered with the preserved landscape paintings, from the 18th century. In the 70s, the Lipa company from Ajdovščina completely renovated it and today it houses a restaurant, and holds exhibitions and numerous cultural, mainly musical events.
Famous citizen : Diplomat Žiga Herberstein, the author of the famous Moscow notes was born in the castle in 1486.
Vipava is also the birthplace of the Protestant author Sebastijan Krelj.
Post Office : Post office Vipava Glavni trg 1 5271 Vipava +386 5 365 37 10 Bus station : Bus station Ajdovščina Župančičeva ulica 8, Ajdovščina +368 5 364 41 70
Car Rentals : Tarol d.o.o. Tovarniška cesta 4a, Ajdovščina +386 5 368 14 10
Tourist association : Turistično društvo Vipava Glavni trg 4, 5271 Vipava Medical center : Zdravstvena postaja Vipava Beblerjeva ulica 5 +386 5 365 51 10 Additional description : The village is included in the project Vipava wine road.
Special feature: Shrines of the Stations of the Cross path from 1877 in Gradišče painted by academy artist Franc K. Zupet.
Enotheque Vipava - 120 different wines from Vipava valley. GPS Northing (N) : 45,8478 GPS Easting (E) : 13,9599