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

Ljubljana 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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Predjamski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
In Slovenia there is a strange castle, one of the most impregnable defense systems in the world. It is the Predjamski Grad (Cave Castle Lueg), built on the rock wall, whose height is 123 meters. The age of the castle is more than 700 years. The first official mention of the castle date back to 1202. In the course of a long history, the castle belonged to various knights 'orders, during which the knights' tournaments and the mediaeval banquets were held.

Despite the complicated situation, the clever robbers in the 17th century managed to get into the castle. They stole many valuable things. After that, the castle owner had the secret Vipavsky gang built. For years, only a few people knew the way to the castle. Unfortunately, the secret passage to the present has not been preserved. The … Read all

Blejski Grad

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
One of the most impregnable buildings in the world can be found in Slovenia. Here the old castle Bled is located on the summit 130-meter-high rock. Bled is one of the oldest castles in the country. The castle is located in the incredibly beautiful terrain, next to the lake of the same name. The rocky cliff, on whose summit Bled is located, literally hangs over the shores of the lake and is covered with the lush forest from all sides. Surprisingly, people built the castle in this difficult-to-access area more than a thousand years ago. The first mention of the castle date from 1004.

In the course of a hundred years of history the castle has preserved many old architectural elements. The Romanesque tower used to monitor the surroundings is considered the oldest. The exterior of the old … Read all
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Preferred to Open 9 New Hotels in 2022

In September 2022, the Sommerro hotel in Oslo will start operating in a carefully restored 1930s Art Deco building. This building is a true landmark of Frogner, a historic neighborhood of the Norwegian capital. A multi-million-dollar renovation carefully turned the largest preservation project in Norway into a modern hotel with 231 rooms, including 56 residences. Preferred will open five more hotels in 2022, namely, The Wall Street Hotel in New York, Amrit Ocean Resort & Residences on Singer Island (Florida, the US), TOA Hotel & Spa in Zanzibar, Pendry hotel in Washington, and Pendry Park City hotel in Utah. Read this


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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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