Cultural and Historical Heritage

Slovenia has a rich cultural heritage, and is proudly nurturing it and preserving it. You can learn countless details of all historical forms of creativity at one of Slovenia’s well-kept museums. All the major periods of human history are preserved in Slovenia in the precious form of archaeological findings, with new ones being discovered all the time. In an area where once there were thousands of castles, a good number have been preserved, of which four are major tourist destinations.

Museums and galleries

Slovenia’s many museums and galleries give a deep insight into its culture, history and distinctiveness. The National Museum, the Museum of Natural History and the Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana should not be missed. Kobarid is also well worth a visit: its Museum of the First World War is one of the finest in ...more

Castles around Slovenia

Bled Castle, Ljubljana Castle, Predjama Castle and Celje’s Old Castle are must-sees in any visit to Slovenia. All four are among the most popular destinations in the country, and with good reason, but there are many other beautiful castles to see. ...more


The majority of monuments in towns and in the countryside are dedicated to the victims of w ar, or major historical figures. Slovenia is one of those rare countries where more monuments are dedicated to artists and cultural figures than to political leaders. ...more

Archaeological site

Slovenia is in many ways one huge archaeological site: important historical remains are found during nearly all excavation work. The wealth of archaeological findings encompass all major historical eras, and speak of all the various cultures that lived here. These findings can be seen at museums and archaeological ...more


The National and University Library in Ljubljana is the country’s most important library, and is one of the jewels of Plečnik’s architectural work. Some of the oldest Slovenian books, such as the translation of the Bible, are kept at monastery libraries. ...more


Military cemeteries and monuments to the victims of war bear testimony to Slovenia’s turbulent past. The River Soča area has the most First World War cemeteries. A number of major figures in Slovenian history are buried at Navje in Ljubljana, which was designed by the country’s greatest architect, Jože Plečnik. ...more


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