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Bistra - Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Bistra - Kartuzijanski samostan
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Bistra - Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) 

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The Carthusian Monastery Bistra is situated in Vrhnika Commune in the southwestern border of the Ljubljana swamp. The beginnings of the monastery go to the year 1220, when the Carinthia duke Bernard Spanheimski invited to Kranjska the first Carthusian monks. Bistra was one of the fourth Carthusian Monasteries in Slovenia. Beside Bistra were also Zicka Carthusian, Pleterje Carthusian and Jurkloster Carthusian. Bistra reached its highest point in the economical and cultural development in the 14th century. The monastery was through centuries many times affected from earthquakes and fires. From the medieval plan was only preserved the small part of the Gothic cloisters from the year 1449. The kernel of the building was the one nave church from the 13th century, which was demolished in the year 1808. It was standing in the place where the courtyard opens today to the park. The Chapel of Saint Joseph, which is decorated with frescos and stuccoes of Anton Cebe from the 18th century is located by the present baroque crossing to the inner yard. By the brook were in the 16th century built the farm buildings. The monastery was in the 17th century renovated and added the baroque arcades. The Hapsburg emperor Joseph II. in the year 1782 published the decree about dissolving of the monasteries. The monks had to left the monastery and with the property managed the state. In the year 1826 bought the buildings and the surrounding property the manufacturer and merchant Franc Galle. He changed the monastery to the manor house. The manor house was afther the second world war with all the property nationalized. Technical Museum of Slovenia is in the Cahteau Bistra from the year 1951.


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Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Bistra - Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse)

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Bistra - Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse)
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Road between Vrhnika and Borovnica that goes along Bistra Carthusian Monastery

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Road between Vrhnika and Borovnica that goes along Bistra Carthusian M...
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - One of the affluents of brook Bistra that flows on the north side of Bistra monastery

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One of the affluents of brook Bistra that flows on the north side of B...
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - One of the sources of Ljubljanica near Bistra Carthusian Monastery

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One of the sources of Ljubljanica near Bistra Carthusian Monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - View of the Ljubljanica spring and Bistra monastery

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View of the Ljubljanica spring and Bistra monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Cross

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Cross
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Footbridges between carthusian monastery and other museum buildings

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Footbridges between carthusian monastery and other museum buildings
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Wooden bridge to the museum in the carthusian monastery building

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Wooden bridge to the museum in the carthusian monastery building
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - View of the bridge from charterhouse direction

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View of the bridge from charterhouse direction
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - South tract of Bistra Charterhouse

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South tract of Bistra Charterhouse
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Road between Borovnica and Vrhnika

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Road between Borovnica and Vrhnika
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - View of road between Borovnica and Vrhnika in the part that goes between monastery buildings

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View of road between Borovnica and Vrhnika in the part that goes betwe...
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - West side of charterhouse

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West side of charterhouse
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Main entrance in the former charterhouse with small tower

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Main entrance in the former charterhouse with small tower
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Coffeehouse on the inner side of monastery

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Coffeehouse on the inner side of monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - View from the yard on the north side of monastery

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View from the yard on the north side of monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Northwest side of Bistra monastery

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Northwest side of Bistra monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - West tract of Bistra Carthusian Monastery

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West tract of Bistra Carthusian Monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - View of the corner balcony

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View of the corner balcony
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Arcaded corridor on south tract

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Arcaded corridor on south tract
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - South side of the monastery yard

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South side of the monastery yard
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Arcaded corridors on the south tract of Bistra monastery

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Arcaded corridors on the south tract of Bistra monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Southwest side of Bistra Carthusian Monastery

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Southwest side of Bistra Carthusian Monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - View of the building in the central part of monastery

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View of the building in the central part of monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Central part of carthusian monastery

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Central part of carthusian monastery
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Balcony on the central part of monastery building

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Balcony on the central part of monastery building
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - The oldest preserved part of former charterhouse

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The oldest preserved part of former charterhouse
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Passage to canoe and Roman tombstones

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Passage to canoe and Roman tombstones
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Statue of Saint Hubert

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Statue of Saint Hubert
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Chapel of St. Josef

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Chapel of St. Josef
Carthusian Monastery (Charterhouse) - Five scenes from the life of St. Jozef on the chapel arch

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Five scenes from the life of St. Jozef on the chapel arch

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Data

Municipality: VRHNIKA (16291 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Vrhnika (8413 population), Verd (1891), Bevke (929), Drenov Grič (914), Stara Vrhnika (730),

Sinja Gorica (542), Podlipa (467), Velika Ligojna (391), Blatna Brezovica (347), Lesno Brdo (344), Smrečje (258), Mala Ligojna (152), Mizni Dol (147), Strmica (142), Zaplana (114), Mirke (111), Prezid (102), Jerinov Grič (56), Bistra (46), Trčkov Grič (43), Pokojišče (38), Padež (33), Zavrh pri Borovnici (33), Marinčev Grič (28), Jamnik (20)

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