Experience the 'spirit of the era' in Slovenian historical towns

Stroll through old historical towns and discover the traces of the past from ancient times and the Middle Ages to the middle-class architecture of the 19th century. Ancient streets and squares, impressive medieval buildings, castles and city walls inspire the imagination of every visitor. The charm of old town houses repurposed into museums, galleries, boutique shops and hotels is always appealing.

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Why are there so many churches, chapels and monasteries in Slovenia?

There is almost no village or hill in Slovenia that does not have a church or at least a chapel. Some hide special stories and treasures well worth uncovering. The monasteries of Slovenia keep their own secrets. In Slovenia, you can also find the tomb of the last King of France and the third oldest pharmacy in Europe.

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Experience Slovenian churches and monasteries in your own way

Take on the role of explorer and discover the amazing stories behind the churches and monasteries that will impress you with their architecture or paintings, or with the mysteries hidden behind their walls. Today, some of the former monastery buildings have been repurposed into galleries, museums and centres of vibrant cultural events.

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Modern and majestic

Are you fascinated more by ancient buildings than by modern architectural masterpieces? Excellent Slovenian architects have left their mark on Slovenia and beyond. Take your time strolling through the streets of Ljubljana to learn about the masterpieces of Jože Plečnik, the incredible works of Maks Fabiani who was the personal adviser to the Austro-Hungarian crown prince Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the prominent architectural names of the post-war era and contemporary architectural achievements.

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Images of the Slovenian landscape

Every Slovenian landscape features its own peculiarities of folk architecture, which you can find in preserved old houses and homesteads, mostly repurposed into museums, or in heritage-protected villages. Learn about hayracks, a special feature of Slovenia, and visit a unique herdsmen’s settlement.

Šentrupert, the land of hayracks

Šentrupert, the land of hayracks

Enter a unique open-air museum where you can become familiar with the special architectural feature of Slovenia – hayracks. Farmers used them for drying hay and crops. Like houses, hayracks differ fro...

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Štanjel

Štanjel

Visit this idyllic Karst village and become acquainted with typical karst architecture intertwined with the architectural ideas of the famous architect Maks Fabiani.

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Herdsmen’s settlement on Velika Planina

Herdsmen’s settlement on Velika Planina

Go for a walk through the charming huts of the largest herdsmen's settlement in Europe. In the summer, herdsmen still live in some of them and produce trnič – a special kind of cheese characteristic o...

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