Slovenia sights, a country on the Balkan Peninsula

What to see in Slovenia: the main sights of the country

The Republic of Slovenia is located in southern Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. It became independent in 1991, before that it was part of Yugoslavia. Relief of Slovenia is mountainous, which suggests a large number of waterfalls, wild rivers, lakes, beautiful landscapes. In Slovenia there are many architectural monuments and historical sights.

Predjamski Castle

One of the oldest castles of Slovenia is situated 10 km from Postojna. It was built in the 16th century and is a symbol of identity and independence.

The peculiarity of this building is that it is skillfully built into the rock.

Behind the castle there is a cave, which explains its name. After the restoration, completed in the late 20th century, it is open to tourists.

Celje Castle

The castle is situated on the Grajskaja hill. Once it protected from enemy attacks. Nowadays such a location has turned the castle into a great viewing platform from which the outskirts of Celje can be seen.

The castle was built in the 13th century. It is an architectural monument which combines Gothic and Romanesque styles. The castle had several owners before passing into the hands of the dukes of Celje in the 14th century. It had belonged to them for a hundred years until the death of the last of their family. The castle was gradually fell into ruin due to the neglect of its subsequent owners.

The castle was restored in the second half of the 19th century. After the restoration the castle was opened to tourists.

The Otochets Castle

The castle is situated on an island surrounded by waters of the Krka river. It is reflected in the mirror surface of the reservoir. It was built in 13th century. Originally it was surrounded by the towers, and then they were dismantled. Now their role is performed by tall trees.

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During World War II the castle was almost completely destroyed. The castle was later restored and is now ready for guests.

The castle housed a cozy hotel, restaurant and casino

Nearby is Struga Castle, which has stables. Here one can practice horseback riding .

The Triple Bridge in Ljubljana

The bridge across the River Ljubljanica is considered a symbol of the old city of Ljubljana. The three parts of the bridge diverge in different directions, like a fan. The bridge connects two other landmarks – Central Square and Presherna Square.

The single stone bridge was built in the mid-19th century and stood until the 30s of the 20th century. When it was no longer able to cope with the load, Jože Plečnik suggested building two additional pedestrian bridges.

Škocjan Caves

The natural treasure has been inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are located near the village of Shkocian. They were used as the places of habitation for people in the Stone Age.

They were formed by the action of water that washed away the rock in the limestone massif of Karst. Inside the mountain stretches a canyon, which ends with Dead Lake. At the bottom of the lake there is a tunnel through which water flows into the river. Hiking trail is safe, but you can travel on it only with a guide. Also in the caves you can admire the stalactites and stalagmites, the lighting creates fabulous illusion.

Logar Valley

The entrance to the Logar Valley is near the town of Solcava. Tourists are attracted by the natural harmony . In summer, it is especially popular with lovers of mountain tourism. In winter, skiers gather here. Also here you can ride a bike, go fishing. The valley is famous for its waterfalls. The highest is Rinka, where the water falls from a height of 90 meters.

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Slovenia amazes with the beauty of unbridled nature. Medieval castles stir the imagination and immerse tourists in a fairy tale. Everyone can find here something in tune with his inner world.

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