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Coastal - Inner Carniola

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Source: Public information of Slovenia,
The Surveying and Mapping Authority of the Republic of Slovenia,
State map in measure 1 : 1.000.000, 1995
www.gu.gov.si

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Koper

Koper is the main centre of the Community Koper. The city has two official languages, the Slovenian and the Italian language. Koper has the architecturely very rich old city centre. It was developed in the rocky island, which the Romans called it the Insula Capraria (goat’s island). Koper has the powerful economical and cultural blossoming in the years from the 1279 to 1797, when was uder the government ... arrow

Predjama Castle

The Predjama Castle is located under the overhanging rock in the region Podgora, which is only 9 kilometres from Postojna, beside the village of Predjama. It is also called eagle nest of the robbery knight Erazem Predjamski, about who exists lots of legends. The Predjama Castle is carved in the vivid rock. It was existing already in the 13th century, probably sooner. It was managed by Jamski, which belon ... arrow

Skocjan Caves

Skocjan Caves are located in the wonderful Karst in the nearness of Divaca. With the spacious halls and underground gorges they have a special place among caves in Slovenia. Skocjan Caves consist of eleven caves, sinks, natural bridges, sinkholes and many other. They are part of the World Heritage Register by UNESCO from the year 1986 because of its unique cultural and natural heritage. In the cave we ca ... arrow

Piran

Piran is the old port city in Slovenian Istra. The city is bilingual, Italian and Slovenian. The Italian name for the city is Pirano. It is situated in the cape of the Piran peninsula. Piran has kept its medieval appearance with narrow streets and closely built houses, which gives it a typical Mediterranean character and special charm. On a hill above the houses is the church of Saint George with a high ... arrow

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Sneznik Castle

Sneznik Castle is the best preserved castle in Notranjska region. It is located under the mountain Sneznik near the place Kozarisce. The castle is built on a rock at the source of the Brezno Spring and the Obrh. Below the castle is the spring dammed into a large pond. In sources the Sneznik Castle was first mentioned in the year 1268 as the hunting post. The formation of the present castle goes to the ye ... arrow

Hrastovlje - Church of the Holy Trinity

Hrastovlje is a village in the Commune Koper. It is located in the northwestern part of the Slovenian Istra under the Karst edge (limestone region). Houses in the village are markedly mediterranean or karstic type with many portals and archs of the limestone. Lots of houses is under memorial protection and because of that the procedures of the renovations are more complicated and they impede the aestheti ... arrow

Lipica

Lipica is situated in the wonderful Karst environment, close to the Italian border. It was founded in the year 1580 and it is the centre of the all Lipizzan hourses (400 lipizzan hourses today in Lipica). The Stud-farm of Lipica is one of the most beautiful cultural and historical monuments of the Republic of Slovenia. Here, the tradition of selection and breeding of pure Lipizzan hourses has been alive ... arrow

Rakov Skocjan

Rakov Skocjan is situated between Planinsko and Cerknica field. Skocjan was first mentioned in the 15th century. It got the name after St. Kancijan Church. In the book The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola from the year 1689 we trace the first noted description of the Rak valley. After the second world war, when the territory was still under Italy, they built barracks and circular road and made plans for th ... arrow

Secovlje Salt-pans

The Secovlje Salt - pans are one of the rare saltpans, where the salt is still produced in compliance with several centuries old procedures. They are extending at the mouth of a river Dragonja in Secovlje at about 650 ha of surface. In 2001, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia proclaimed the area of Secovlje Salt – pans a nature park and the Museum of Salt - making a cultural monument of national ... arrow

Sezana - The Botanic Gardens of Sezana

The botanic gardens of Sezana are situated in the north – eastern part of the town. Sezana has been the administrative centre of the Upper Carst since 1848, and was a commercial and traffic centre already before the date. The trader family Scaramanga from Trieste was so enthusiastic about the location and the significance of the town that it build a summer residence. In the period between 1848 and 1880 ... arrow

Socerb

Socerb is an Istrian hamlet that lies in the Koper region. It is made from a series of homes that were formed nearer the Carst environment. Every home is a separate unit and its centre is a closed courtyard - Korta. Above the hamlet stands the ruins of the Socerb castle. The remains of the fortress lie on the edge of the Carst wall, on the border between Carst and Istria. Because of the extraordinary str ... arrow


Natural Sights/Attractions

Natural baths, beaches

Beaches

Caves

Caves

Gorges, canyons, river beds (troughs)

Gorges

Karavanken Mountains

Karavanken

Lakes, ponds

Lakes

Triglav National Park

NP Triglav

Parks, arboretums, gardens

Parks

Rivers and confluences

Rivers

Sources, springs

Sources

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

Cultural-Historical Sights/Attractions

Basilicas, churches, chapels

Basilicas

Castles, manors, towers, forts

Castles

World War I Military Cemeteries

Cemeteries

The biggest cities in Slovenia

Cities

Monasteries, abbeys

Monasteries

Monuments, statues

Monuments

Museums, galleries, exhibitions

Museums

The Old Town Centres

Old Towns

Town Halls

Town Halls

Other

Camps

Camps

Places for wedding

Places for Wedding

Marinas, ports

Ports

Ski slopes

Ski Slopes

Health resorts, spas, wellness

Spas

Toboggan runs

Toboggan Runs