Cultural and historic attractions in Slovenia

Slovenia is a green destination and you will absolutely love it if you enjoy active holidays. But there are also many historical and cultural sites and attractions to visit. Old towns, numerous churches, mysterious monateries, breathtaking castles and unusual museums. Here are some ideas for your list “to visit”:

 

Towns

  • Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, old town centre, castle, cathedral
  • Maribor, the oldest vine in the world, one of only two synagogues in the country
  • Ptuj, the oldest Slovene town
  • Bled, a town in the Julian Alps with a lake and a small island in the middle
  • Škofja Loka, a medieval town
  • Piran, old Mediterranean town with salt pans and the traditional production of top salt
  • Kostanjevica na Krki, a town situated on the river Krka
Stanjel

Stanjel

  • Štanjel, an ancient Roman and Turkish fortress in the Karst region with a church and the remains of a medieval castle
  • Celje, an old town with a medieval castle
  • Radovljica, a small historical town close to Bled.
Radovljica

Radovljica

 

Culture & History

 

Religious Buildings
  • Churches: thousands of churches, often isolated on hill tops, the majority are Catholic, but there are also some evangelist churches based in Prekmurje region. There is also one Orthodox Church in Ljubljana and two synagogues in Maribor and Lendava. The most known: Franciscan church and the cathedral in Ljubljana, Ptujska gora, Hrastovlje
Franciscan church in Ljubljana

Franciscan church in Ljubljana

  • Monasteries:  there are more than 30 monasteries still operating, 5 of them are reserved for women. The majority produce and sell homemade wine, cheese and spirits:
    – Kostanjevica Monastery,
    – Stična Cistercian Monastery, founded nearly 900 years ago,
    Olimje Minorite Monastery and its old chemist that offers homemade herbal infusions and other remedies (read about it also on our blog)
Old pharmacy at Olimje monastery

Old pharmacy at Olimje monastery

Pleterje Carthusian Monastery
– The remains of the Žiče Carthusian Monastery,
– Križanke old monastery in Ljubljana
– Kostanjevica near Nova Gorica Franciscan Monastery with the tombs of the last members of the Bourbons, the French royal family

Tombs of Bourbons, the last French kings

Tombs of Bourbons, the last French kings

Castles

Ljubljana
Bled

Bled castle above the lake

Bled castle above the lake

Predjama
Celje
Ptuj

 

Museums
1st WW museum in Kobarid

1st WW museum in Kobarid

 

Read more about the places to visit in Slovenia in our previous articles:

 

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