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Sightseeing in Novo Mesto - what to see. Complete travel guide

IMG_0420 The famous historical and cultural center, Novo Mesto is an important industrial and economic area of the country. The city is very picturesque, so it has quickly gained popularity and recognition among tourists.
The People's House is one of the most famous attractions of this place. This is a historic building with a rich history. The main square of the city, which is also the main shopping center, is called Glavni. The largest shopping and restaurants of Novo Mesto are located around it. From time to time the square becomes the place of trade fairs and paintings exhibitions. Other famous places of interest include Town Hall, Franciscan Monastery, the ancient Church of St. Nicholas, and the Dean House. These are the most beautiful buildings of the town, which are so wonderful that tourists spend there long hours. The inner décor of the monastery and church are simply striking by the elegance of style and graceful forms.
Besides this, the suburbs of Novo Mesto are the location of 8 medieval castles, which main aim was protecting the territory. The monasteries have survived well till our days; currently a part of castles has been turned into museums that throw the light upon the history of the town and represent valuable collections of artifacts. The most popular museum of the city is called Dolenjska. It features numerous collections of different items. Several rooms of the museum are devoted to historical collections; you will also find here a collection of paintings and sculptures. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The suburbs of this town are perfectly suited for cycling and walking. During such walks you will get acquainted with beautiful parks and nature reserves. Some areas are suitable for fishing. In addition to the tourist destinations in Novo Mesto, tourists are welcome to attend travelling tours. You can go to Klagenfurt, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Punat. These ancient cities will also deliver you much entertainment and unforgettable memories.
One of the favorite walking places of locals and city visitors is the picturesque Breg embankment accommodating the most beautiful historic buildings. Many of the surviving buildings located here date back to the 17th and 18th centuries, and most of them currently house prestigious hotels and restaurants.
A kind of special attraction is the KaKandija Bridge built over the Krka River in the late 19th century. This transport bridge has been used for its intended purpose for more than a century, attracting tourists with its location in a picturesque area. The bridge and the river bank are ideal for making great panoramic pictures of the city, from here you can clearly see ancient buildings and tiled roof houses.
Novo Mesto The city has preserved a lot of interesting World War II sights, and a local German bunker is a great example. The perfectly preserved bunker was built by the German invaders in 1943. Today, the military landmark is located in a beautiful park on a small hill, so it also offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city. During the tour, everyone is allowed to go down into the bunker and even touch the surviving combat weapons.
A beautiful place for admiring the local urban landscapes is Trška Gora with a wonderful park on its top. Here you can walk among sprawling centuries-old trees and admire the famous city sights from the natural viewpoints. The park offers many beautiful places, benches and children's playgrounds for secluded rest.
P1090882 Grad Grm Castle, which is a single attraction with a surrounding garden, is extremely popular among fans of historical tours. This castle was built in 1586. Many elements of the building have remained unchanged since its foundation. During the tour, visitors to the castle stroll through its most hidden corners and visit the green garden featuring many ancient elements of stone decoration. The best time to visit the ancient castle is spring or summer when its vast garden is decorated with original landscape compositions and flowering trees.

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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Novo Mesto
♥   Castle 'Otocec Castle' , 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gracar Turn' , 10.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gradac' , 20.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Raka Castle' , 22.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Ozalj Castle Croatia' , 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Novo Mesto
♥   Nature Park 'Žumberak - Samoborsko gorje' , 26.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Ozalj-grad' , 30.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Lahinja' , 32.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Kolpa' , 32.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Landscape Park 'Krajinski park Kum' , 36.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Novo Mesto from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Zrinjski

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
Travelers who are not afraid of bats are offered to take part in an exciting campaign providing an opportunity to adopt a bat. The whole point is that there are many rare species among bats living in mines that are on the verge of extinction. All funds raised at the event go for the maintenance of the animal population; after such a commemorative event tourists receive a personal certificate that they have their own pet in the mysterious Zrinjski mine. … Read further

Ljubljanica Waterfront

From the series “The Most Beautiful Waterfronts and Embankments”
After an excursion you can relax in the restaurants located near the embankment. Just in these restaurants, you have the chance to try the best national dishes. Fans of shopping and gourmands will spend a great time, especially at weekends. For several years every Saturday there opens the market near the Triple Bridge. There you can buy popular national food, souvenirs and a lot of other original things. On Sundays there works the antiquary market. When it is warm there are a lot of walking boats on the river. Such entertainment will make your leisure time various. … Read further

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