Nova Gorica, the City of Roses

Published: 8.8.2016

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Nova Gorica, the City of Roses

Nova Gorica, in western Slovenia, is known as the City of Roses for its bourbon roses. The city opened a new cultural information point at the historical Nova Gorica railway station next to European Square.

Nova Gorica, the City of Roses

Nova Gorica, in western Slovenia, is known as the City of Roses for its bourbon roses (the rose of the 19th century), which grow at Kostanjevica Monastery and bloom in May. At the beginning of the summer, the city opened a new cultural information point at the historical Nova Gorica railway station next to European Square.

The cultural information point, which was opened in June at European Square, has exceeded all expectations. In about two months it has hosted more than a thousand visitors from all around the world. “There are a lot of foreign tourists from neighbouring Italy and Europe, especially from England. We have also hosted tourists from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Asia and South America,” commented Kristina Markova, the head of the cultural information point, proudly. Most of the tourists arrive by train and are thrilled with the story of European Square in front of the railway station. It is a joint square, built in honour of Slovenia entering the European Union.

The cultural information point and the railway station are a great starting point for adventures around Nova Gorica, the Soča Valley and the Vipava Valley. Here, you can board a train and experience traveling back in time on a steam locomotive on the Bohinj railway, which is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. Board a train in the town of Most na Soči with your own car on Motorail and enjoy the picturesque landscape of western Slovenia while the train takes you to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Visit Nova Gorica for new adventures!

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