Category Archives: Cultural excursion

KARST TRIP TO KOSTANJEVICA NA KRASU, VOJŠČICA, ŠTANJEL AND KOMEN


On the day of Slovenian holiday of independence and unity, December 26th, 2019, we went to Karst exploration and cultural engagement, more precisely to village Kostanjevica na Krasu, to the blessing of the horses in Vojščica, settlement Štanjel and in the end to a concert of wind orchestra in Komen. The day was just right for this kind of excursion, sunny and without a cloud. Unfortunately the winter, once again, let us down, as in December the temperatures were not suitable for this time of the year.

From old to new on Karst! — Travel-Slovenia

Štanjel castle

We drove from Ljubljana along Littoral highway towards Nova Gorica, and further to Karst and towards village Vojščica to a blessing of the horses, which happened in front of the village church of St. Vid from 11. o’clock onwards. This kind of event happened in Vojščica for the first time, as they moved it from Kobjeglava. Blessing always takes place on December 26th, as this day is a name day of St. Štefan, who is the patron of stonemasons, headache intercessors and the patron of the horses.

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EXCURSION TO THE TECHNICAL MUSEUM OF SLOVENIA AND MUSEUM OF POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS


This time our trip was somehow different, more cultural, as on a September’s Sunday we went to see two museums, namely Technical museum of Slovenia in Bistra and Museum of Post and Telecommunications in Polhov Gradec. The weather was sour all day long, but we had some luck, as there was no rain during the day. It overtook us towards the end of our trip while walking on Blagaj path, but that did not stop us and we walked the entire path, at the same time we had a great time watching interesting things.

It is always very educational to visit a museum! — Travel-Slovenia

Photo 1: Technical museum of Slovenia – Photo 2: Museum of Post and Telecommunications

Our day started with morning coffee and chocolate milk, at the same time we finished our day plan. Our first stop was Bistra and a tour of the Technical Museum of Slovenia, we spent most of our day in it. The museum is located in a former Carthusian monastery and is only twenty kilometers away from Ljubljana. Between the monastery walls, permanent collections are on display on more than 6000 m2 of exhibition surfaces – printing, agriculture, road transport, textiles, electricity, fishing, hunting, carpentry, forestry, and water-powered installations.

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