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Kostanjevica na Krki

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Kostanjevica na Krki is the smallest and at the same time the oldest city in Dolenjska. The old city kernel was developed in the artificially made island. It is also dubbed as the Venice of Dolenjska. The city was flooded several times because of its position in the flat land. The floods are not so frequent since they put in order the regulation work in Krka River. In the year 1249 is first mentioned as the square and in the year 1252 as the city. The important rule was playing the duke family Spanheim. The development of the city stopped in the second half of the 14th century. Houses in the old part of the city are arranged in two consucetive streets. One of the street is named Ulica talcev (Veliki plac) and another one is Oražnova ulica (Mali plac). In the island is the most important Church of the Saint Jakob. In the basis the church is built in Romanic Style, but it was later changed to Baroque Style. Probably was built in the fourth part of the 13th century to protect the city. Gothic tower has rococo roof. Worth seeing is also the Church of Saint Miklavz, manor house from the 15 th century, old tollhouse from the 17th century, Bartolli house from the beginning of the 20 th century, which is famous by its ornaments in the facade and others.
The famous people in Kostanjevica are: Lenart Pachenecker (died 1581), Cistercian, author of the first Slovenian Catholic book, Ivan Orazen, doctor and Maecenas of the Faculty of medicine in Ljubljana, Joze Gorjup, painter and sculptor, Tone Kralj, painter and graphic, Joze Likar and many others. The central part of Kostanjevica is in the Kambic Square. They have a bank, hospital, shops, police station and elementary school, which is from the year 1789. The most important cultural monument outside the island is former Cistercian Monastery. The local people also calls it Kloster or Castle. The Church of the Virgin Mary and the cloisters are the oldest part of the monastery. In the monastery is the Gallery of Bozidar Jakac, which was established in the year 1974. The castle grounds are used to exhibit over 100 large wooden sculptures from Forma Viva, an international exhibition once held in several places in Slovenia from 1961 to 1988 whereby sculptors worked with materials assosiated with the area. Here it was oak, in Portoroz stone, iron at Ravne in Koroska and shudder concrete in Maribor. In the future Forma Viva will be organized every two years.

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Kostanjevica na Krki - Kostanjevica na Krki
Kostanjevica na Krki
Kostanjevica na Krki - Bank of Krka River
Bank of Krka River
Kostanjevica na Krki - Arriving in the city from south bridge to the Church of St. Nicholas
Arriving in the city from south bridge to the Church of St. Nicholas
Kostanjevica na Krki - Church of St. Nicholas
Church of St. Nicholas
Kostanjevica na Krki - The Birthplace of Ivan Orazen
The Birthplace of Ivan Orazen
Kostanjevica na Krki - Oraznova ulica
Oraznova ulica
Kostanjevica na Krki - Oraznova ulica with fountain
Oraznova ulica with fountain
Kostanjevica na Krki - Near Lamut Art Salon
Near Lamut Art Salon
Kostanjevica na Krki - Wooden footbridge over Krka River
Wooden footbridge over Krka River
Kostanjevica na Krki - Boat on Krka River
Boat on Krka River
Kostanjevica na Krki - Church of St. James
Church of St. James
Kostanjevica na Krki - Around Church of St. James
Around Church of St. James
Kostanjevica na Krki - Entrance in the Church of St. James
Entrance in the Church of St. James
Kostanjevica na Krki - Church of St. James - Interior
Church of St. James - Interior
Kostanjevica na Krki - Church of St. James
Church of St. James
Kostanjevica na Krki - Northern bridge over Krka River
Northern bridge over Krka River
Kostanjevica na Krki - Krka River
Krka River
Kostanjevica na Krki - The Birthplace of Joze Gorjup
The Birthplace of Joze Gorjup
Kostanjevica na Krki - Ulica talcev
Ulica talcev
Kostanjevica na Krki - Kostanjevica Fish
Kostanjevica Fish
Kostanjevica na Krki - Wooden footbridge over Studena Brook
Wooden footbridge over Studena Brook
Kostanjevica na Krki - Primary school of Joze Gorjup with Gallery
Primary school of Joze Gorjup with Gallery
Kostanjevica na Krki - Forma Viva sculptures
Forma Viva sculptures
Kostanjevica na Krki - Forma Viva sculptures
Forma Viva sculptures
Kostanjevica na Krki - Bridge over Studena Brook
Bridge over Studena Brook

Hotels, Apartments and Rooms

Krško
From 16 €
Novo mesto
From 39 € per room
Castle Mokrice
From 132 € per room
Novo mesto
From 55 € per room
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Data

Municipality: ŠENTJERNEJ (6779 population)

Settlements in the municipality:

Šentjernej (1423 population), Gorenje Vrhpolje (324), Cerov Log (227), Orehovica (226), Gorenja Brezovica (210),

Groblje pri Prekopi (207), Ostrog (172), Dolenja Stara vas (163), Dolenja Brezovica (156), Mihovica (149), Dolenje Mokro Polje (147), Šmalčja vas (145), Dobravica (143), Dolenje Vrhpolje (139), Dolenji Maharovec (127), Vrh pri Šentjerneju (124), Tolsti Vrh (121), Šmarje (118), Hrastje (117), Dolenje Gradišče pri Šentj. (116), Gorenje Gradišče pri Šentj. (109), Loka (108), Zameško (99), Mihovo (97), Drama (95), Sela pri Šentjerneju (94), Gorenja Stara vas (92), Roje (90), Gorenja Gomila (86), Ledeča vas (85), Volčkova vas (81), Veliki Ban (80), Čadraže (76), Zapuže (74), Hrvaški Brod (67), Gorenji Maharovec (66), Vratno (63), Prapreče pri Šentjerneju (61), Pristava pri Šentjerneju (57), Vrbovce (54), Gruča (50), Gorenje Mokro Polje (48), Brezje pri Šentjerneju (48), Polhovica (46), Razdrto (44), Javorovica (38), Pristavica (36), Mršeča vas (35), Šentjakob (34), Apnenik (33), Žvabovo (32), Breška vas (28), Mali Ban (26), Čisti Breg (25), Drča (24), Imenje (24), Žerjavin (12), Rakovnik (8)

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