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Cultural sightseeing in Slovenia. What to visit - museums, temples, castles and palaces

The Republic of Slovenia is a country of castles and historic architecture. The whole country is built up with structures belonging to the period from the 12th century to the present day. Slovenia also has many museums. Bohuslav Lavička Pharmaceutical and Medical Collection was opened in Ljubljana in 1986. This is one of the richest collections of its kind in Europe, containing about a thousand exhibits, including books on medicine, philosophy and the humanities of different centuries, as well as medical supplies like pharmacy containers of the 17-18 centuries, archaeological finds, etc. The collection details the history of medicine and pharmaceuticals in different countries.
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The Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana invites all comers to get acquainted with the development of the country's architecture in the 20th-21st centuries, things created by Slovenian designers, posters, magazines, calendars, 12 thousand photos in different techniques, old cameras, and much more. The museum will be of interest not only to designers and photographers but also to those enthusiastic about history and beautiful things. A few years ago, the Ljubljana Puppet Theater opened the Puppet Museum presenting a huge collection of puppet dolls of different periods, some of which are a hundred years old. In total, there are about three thousand unique and distinctive puppets. The museum also has a souvenir shop.
In Ajdovščina, you can find Pilon Gallery fully dedicated to the artist and photographer Veno Pilon, an important figure in Slovenian art. Artworks and reproductions, letters, personal belongings of the master are collected here in the artist's house. It often hosts exhibitions of contemporary artists, architects, sculptors, and other creators. There is also "The Friends of Pilon" collection, which brought together works of about a hundred artists who were friends, studied or worked with Veno Pilon. Copyright
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The War Museum is located in the town of Logatec. This is a private collection displaying artifacts of Slovenian military history from ancient times to the War of Independence in 1991. Uniforms, weapons, photographs, letters, books, personal belongings, and medals tell the history of battles in the Slovene lands. The Museum of Recent History can be found in the town of Celje. It keeps a dental collection covering the history of dental business in Slovenia, the Memorial place for victims of Nazi violence, collections of children's art, weapons, farewell letters, scales, toys, and much more. The museum also runs a shop selling replicas of some exhibits.
The huge Podčetrtek Castle is located in the municipality of the same name. The first mention of this majestic structure dates back to the 13th century. Throughout its long history, the castle has been repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. After the destruction by an earthquake in the 1970s, the building has never been renovated. The castle is not available to the public for safety reasons due to its bad condition. However, views from the hill on which it stands are as magnificent as the castle itself. "Šance" in Ljubljana is a historical monument representing the rebuilt remains of a 16th-century fort on the "Castle Hill" where the castle overlooking the city once stood.
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The Kluže Fortress was built in the middle of the 15th century in Bovec to protect it from the Turks. Part of it was destroyed by a fire at the beginning of the 20th century, the other part was ravaged during the First World War. This is a must-visit site for history buffs surrounded by beautiful nature. It is worth visiting the 17th-century Pilgrimage Church Of The Assumption Of Mary in Bled. It is located on an island in the middle of Lake Bled, which can be reached by gondola. Church visitors are allowed to ring the bell - locals believe that if you make a wish while doing it, it will surely come true. Inside there are ancient frescoes on the walls and a large golden altar.
Franja Partisan Hospital located 5 kilometers west of Cerkno was a secret World War II hospital. This is a real monument to human perseverance. The hospital built at the beginning of the 40's by guerrilla forces is located in a gorge in the mountains. The Nazi invaders have repeatedly tried to find the hospital but did not succeed. The hospital had successfully operated until the very end of the war.
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♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Jurija, Ptúj. On the map   Photos
♥   Stolna cerkev sv. Janeza Krstnika, Maribor. On the map   Photos
♥   Bazilika Marije, Matere usmiljenja, Maribor. On the map   Photos
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Culture and monuments in popular cities of Slovenia

Among multiple cultural centers of the city, the Regional Museum of Maribor that occupies some rooms of the Maribor Castle deserves a special attention. Incredibly beautiful halls present rich collections of archaeological, historical and ethnographic exhibits. It also should be noted that a lot of interesting themed events dedicated to national culture and art are regularly held in the museum. In the city, there are many gorgeous religious monuments including Franciscan Church. The first … Read more
The museum of architecture, Fuzine Castle is the next point of touristic attraction. The museum performs permanent exhibition as well as hosts the exhibitions of current collections. All the showpieces presented in the museum are anyway considering architectural art. Despite the fact the museum may appear boring and rather dull at the first sight, it is still recommended for family visits as the collections of the museum are original and interesting. Plecnik house is placed in the … Read more
Novo Mesto
The city's main religious monument located in the historic district is Novo Mesto Cathedral. The shrine built in the early Middle Ages looks more like an old castle. Since its foundation, its appearance has remained virtually unchanged. The main building material was light stone. Among its special architectural elements, it is worth highlighting tall narrow windows and a still-standing high tower visible from many streets of the historical district. Now a picturesque landscape park is formed … Read more

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