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Vrhnika is a town, which is a centre of Municipality of Vrhnika. It is located by the old road from Ljubljana to Postojna. It lies on the slopes of Pokojnik plateau and on the western side of Ljubljansko swamp. The beginning and development of the city is connected with ships and traffic on the Ljubljanica River, which springs here on several places. Vrhnika is also situated on area, where is the shortest passage from Ljubljana basin over the karst and Inner Carniola forest plateau to the sea. The place of today's Vrhnika was already settled before the arrival of Romans. In written sources is first mentioned in 1300 and at that time was named Upper Ljubljana.
In the city we can see the following major attractions: the monument of greatest Slovenian dramatist, poet and writer Ivan Cankar (1876-1918), the birthplace of Ivan Cankar, Lavrencic House – the Old Post Office, a former Hotel by Black eagle, the Church of Saint Lenart, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Church of St. Paul on the Hill and other.
The birthplace of Ivan Cankar is separated into a black kitchen, living room and chamber. It was proclaimed for a cultural monument. Lavrencic House belongs between the most important and oldest buildings in Vrhnika. It is located on the bank of the Ljubljanica River, where was sometimes a passanger port. A Hotel By Black eagle was built in 1850. By the Church of St. Lenart are buried Ivan Cankar's parents. The Baroque style church got in the 18th Century. It was built around 1640. The Church of Saint Paul is located on the place of the former Roman camp and was built in 1851.


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Vrhnika - Na klancu <br> Cankar's memorial house

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Na klancu

Cankar's memorial house
Vrhnika - Cankar's Square <br> Former court of justice and prisons

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Cankar's Square

Former court of justice and prisons
Vrhnika - Cankar's Square <br> Church of St. Lenart in Vrhnika

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Cankar's Square

Church of St. Lenart in Vrhnika
Vrhnika - Cankar's Square <br> Hotel Mantova in Vrhnika

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Cankar's Square

Hotel Mantova in Vrhnika
Vrhnika - Cankar's Square <br> Former Hotel By Black eagle (Pri Črnem orlu)

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Cankar's Square

Former Hotel By Black eagle (Pri Črnem orlu)
Vrhnika - Cankar's Square <br> Lavrencic House - Old post

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Cankar's Square

Lavrencic House - Old post
Vrhnika - Cankar's Square <br> Eleven school under bridge from novelette My life written by Ivan Cankar

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Cankar's Square

Eleven school under bridge from novelette My ...
Vrhnika - Cankar's Square <br> Monument of Ivan Cankar in Vrhnika (made by Ivo Jurkovic dated to 1930)

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Cankar's Square

Monument of Ivan Cankar in Vrhnika (made by I...
Vrhnika - Trzaska Street <br> Villa Kunstel

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Trzaska Street

Villa Kunstel
Vrhnika - Trzaska Street <br> Primary School of Ivan Cankar in Vrhnika

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Trzaska Street

Primary School of Ivan Cankar in Vrhnika
Vrhnika - Trzaska Street <br> Cankar's Library in Vrhnika

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Trzaska Street

Cankar's Library in Vrhnika
Vrhnika - Trzaska Street <br> Cankar's Hall in Vrhnika

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Trzaska Street

Cankar's Hall in Vrhnika
Vrhnika - Trzaska Street <br> View of Vrhnika and the Church of the Holy Trinity

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Trzaska Street

View of Vrhnika and the Church of the Holy Tr...
Vrhnika - Trzaska Street <br> Church of St. Paul

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Trzaska Street

Church of St. Paul
Vrhnika - Hrib <br> Hrib - Church of St. Paul

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Hrib

Hrib - Church of St. Paul
Vrhnika - Hrib <br> Remains of the Roman defence tower on Hrib

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Hrib

Remains of the Roman defence tower on Hrib
Vrhnika - Hrib <br> Tombstone of Cankar's parents - mother Neza Cankar, father Joze Cankar and sister Francka

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Hrib

Tombstone of Cankar's parents - mother Neza C...
Vrhnika - Old Street <br> Old Road

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Old Street

Old Road

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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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