Kojsko is an interesting village, which belongs to the Municipality of Brda. The place was until the First World War the economical and cultural centre of the eastern part of Goriska brda. Kojsko is today a region, which is intensively engaged in viniculture.
The Gothic Church of the Holy Cross is situated on a hill above the village. The church is part of a former camp, which was built among the Turkish invasion in the 16th century. During the French occupation were destroyed three towers, only one preserved till today, which is now a church tower. To the Gothic church leads the Stations of the Cross.
In the Church of the Holy Cross we can see the largest and almost only preserved Gothic wing altar in Slovenia, which is probably a work of the Villach carving workshops. The main wing altar from 1515 is composed from three parts of gothic carving, which represent themes of Christ’s suffering and his crucifixion. Many Gothic statues and other things disappeared, when the altar was transferred to Florence during the First World War.
Kojsko - Church of the Holy Cross
Direction sign at road in Kojsko
Road to the Church of the Holy Cross
Stations of the Cross
Church of the Holy Cross on Tabor
Way of the Cross
Arrival to the Church of the Holy Cross
Succursal pilgrimage church of the Holy Cross
Plate - Coronini
View from the entrance into church
View of Goriska Brda
The only preserved watch tower
Church of the Holy Cross
Municipality: BRDA (5623 population)
Settlements in the municipality:
Vipolže (426 population), Kozana (370), Dobrovo (336), Gornje Cerovo (320), Hum (310),
Podsabotin (283), Kojsko (254), Plešivo (229), Medana (224), Neblo (205), Šmartno (200), Vedrijan (178), Gonjače (160), Fojana (154), Biljana (152), Višnjevik (149), Drnovk (137), Imenje (133), Dolnje Cerovo (132), Hruševlje (122), Ceglo (115), Vrhovlje pri Kojskem (110), Šlovrenc (105), Krasno (102), Snežatno (91), Zali Breg (78), Brdice pri Neblem (56), Barbana (53), Snežeče (46), Kozarno (42), Brestje (41), Gradno (40), Kožbana (37), Hlevnik (35), Nozno (29), Slavče (29), Breg pri Golem Brdu (28), Golo Brdo (24), Senik (22), Vrhovlje pri Kožbani (19), Brdice pri Kožbani (17), Pristavo (11), Brezovk (10), Belo (9), Slapnik (0)