Hrastovlje Travel Guide

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Hrastovlje Things to Do

  • An exquisite gem of a church

    It may have been billed by Lonely Planet as one of the 'must see' locations in Slovenia, but I was simply unprepared for the exquisite gem that is the Church of the Holy Trinity in Hrastovlje. Set amid vineyards and fortified by ancient honey coloured walls, the external simplicity of the 12th century exterior is misleading once you experience the...

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  • Dance, little human, dance!

    There are no differences... you could be a king or a ordinary cityzen, you could be a beggar or a child, you cold be a pope or a mearchant... It's all the same! THE DEATH WILL COME AFTER YOU AND THERE IS NO WAY TO ESCAPE.

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  • The countryside around Hrastovlje

    The landscape around Hrastovlje is typical of the Karst region : lime stone with cliffs on the heights, covered by forests in the lower parts, with scattered little villages.Photo 1 shows a thick cover of forest and in the background a viaduct of the Highway.Photo 2 shows the nearest hamlet to Hrastovlje, under a rocky area, almost a cliff.Photo 3...

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  • Another Danse Macabre, in Beram

    Beram, a small village of Croatia, 30 km from Hrastovlje as the crow flies has also a church entirely painted with frescoes including a Danse macabre. It is a little older than Hrastovlje and the frescoes were painted in 1474 by Vincent of Kastav, father of John of Kastav that painted Hrastovlje in 1490.For more on Beram, visit my Beram page with...

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  • Inside of Hrastovlje church: no photos!

    The inside of the church is entirely covered from ground to top with frescoes painted in 1490 by the Master Janez iz Kastva (John of Kastav). The frescoes are in good condition. They were discovered in 1950 and neatly restored. The frescoes figures the Genesis, life, death and resurrection of Jesus-Christ, the Apostles, scenes of country life...

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  • Entrance into the yard of Hrastovlje...

    The church is small and stands in the middle of a small yard framed by a 8 meters high wall. The entrance into the yard is by a vaulted doorway built in Romanesque style.Photo 1 shows it from the outside, with the entrance into the church in the background.Photo 2 shows the doorway from the inside.

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  • Hrastovlje church

    Cerkvi sv. Trojice or Sveta Trojica cerkev (church of the Holy Trinity) stands just outside of Hrastovlje, on a hill top. It is a fortified church built in the XIIth. The outer wall was built as a defense against the Turkish invasions.Photo 1 shows the church from the bottom of the lane, close to the small parking lot.Photo 2 shows the church from...

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  • Hrastovlje village

    Hrastovlje is a village of 143 inhabitants, standing at an altitude of 165 meters, in the municipality of Koper. It is about 20 km from Koper.Photo 1 shows the village, seen from the church.Photo 2 shows the lane that leads to the church. Visitors must park below, in the middle of the photo, in front of the house with a red roof. The walk is about...

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  • The fortified Church of the Trinity

    A fortified church that dominates the tiny village and was used in the past as a shelter for all the villagers who gathered there searching for protection when the ennemies were too close by.Its interior is completely covered by early gothic frescoes and the most known of them is the "Death dance" (Dance macabre) that completely covers the southern...

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Hrastovlje Restaurants

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    Restaurant Skrgat: Home made Traditional Dishes

    by Avieira67 Updated May 13, 2015

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    This is a great restaurant offering a high quality traditional food. I came here along Italian friend used to visit the place.
    The ambience, service and food are very good.
    At the end of our lunch, the owner gifted us with some digestive drinks.

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