The Old Town Centres
Smartno - Šmartno
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Smartno 

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Smartno is one of the most beautiful villages in the centre of Goriska brda. It was built on the remains of the Roman stronghold. In written sources was first mentioned in 1317. The walls with towers were built for defence against Turkish invasions in the first half of the 16th century. Sometimes had had possessions here the Counts of Gorizia, but after death of last one the Goricko Region inherited the Habsburg emperor Maximilian. Smartno is included in the connection of antiturkish camps and villages in Brdo and Primorska Region. As a frontier fortress was a village until the middle of the 18th century, when the Venetian danger had passed.
Old medieval houses are grouped around the Church of Saint Martin, which is the largest parish church in Brda. In the church we can see the frescoes of Tone Kralj. The church tower was sometimes the fortress tower. Among the narrow streets is situated the Briska House in which is a smaller museum. The house has a Gothic stone portal. It was renovated during the rustic Baroque. The living place is divided into a better room, kitchen and an attic. The equipment of the house combines elements of the folk architecture and typical house in Goriska Brda. In the village they have a gallery for exhibitions and an event hall. The village Smartno is a cultural monument because of its exceptional architecture heritage.


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Smartno - Smartno

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Smartno
Smartno - Smartno in Goriska Brda

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Smartno in Goriska Brda
Smartno - Smartno from the road from Dobrovo

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Smartno from the road from Dobrovo
Smartno - Parking area along defence walls

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Parking area along defence walls
Smartno - Road along walls of Smartno

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Road along walls of Smartno
Smartno - Watch tower on the west side of the village

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Watch tower on the west side of the village
Smartno - West entrance into Smartno

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West entrance into Smartno
Smartno - Smartno through the west entrance

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Smartno through the west entrance
Smartno - Guest house Turn at entrance

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Guest house Turn at entrance
Smartno - Painting house with memorial plate - Emil Smole art historian (1927 - 1982) - Initiator of village Smartno renovation

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Painting house with memorial plate - Emil Smole art historian (1927 - ...
Smartno - East entrance into Smartno

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East entrance into Smartno
Smartno - Watch tower on the east side of Smartno

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Watch tower on the east side of Smartno
Smartno - Inside the defence walls at the east side

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Inside the defence walls at the east side
Smartno - Watch tower from the inner part of the walls

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Watch tower from the inner part of the walls
Smartno - Passage to the narrow streets of the village Smartno

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Passage to the narrow streets of the village Smartno
Smartno - House Marica

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House Marica
Smartno - Narrow street to the church of Saint Martin

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Narrow street to the church of Saint Martin
Smartno - View to the east entrance direction from the church

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View to the east entrance direction from the church
Smartno - One of the more narrow streets with old houses in the village Smartno

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One of the more narrow streets with old houses in the village Smartno
Smartno - Old house

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Old house
Smartno - Walk around medieval street of Smartno

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Walk around medieval street of Smartno
Smartno - Village Smartno

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Village Smartno
Smartno - View of Goriska Brda

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View of Goriska Brda
Smartno - Wine cellar Goriska Brda - Dobrovo

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Wine cellar Goriska Brda - Dobrovo
Smartno - Smartno <br> Church of Saint Martin

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Smartno - Church of Saint Martin <br> Church of Saint Martin - Interior

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Church of Saint Marti...

Church of Saint Martin - Interior
Smartno - Church of Saint Martin <br> Church of Saint Martin - Side altar

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Church of Saint Marti...

Church of Saint Martin - Side altar
Smartno - Church of Saint Martin <br> Organ loft

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