Krka River is one of the most typical streams in Dolenjska region and it is the only Slovene river that forms tufa in its riverbed. The valley of Krka River is unique symbol of Dolenjska with its inseparable intertwining of natural and cultural heritage.
There is much more to see and to do.
Taking a walk is a recreation suitable for all age group. That's one of the ways to explore the beauties of Dolenjska hills.
Region of Dolenjska with its rolling hils is ideal for biking. There are also some rent-a-bike possibilities
It's possible to admire this beautiful countryside from the bird's eye view - you can take a balloon flight, or take a panoramic flight above the Krka Valley. And more and more.
Kostanjevica na Krki is one of the smallest and oldest cities in Slovenia. It lies in Dolenjska region.
The old city core was built on the island in the Krka river near Spanheim's march stronghold. Due to the frequent flooding some called this city "Dolenjske Venice".
Wooden works of world known artists as Renato Gutusso, Guiseppe Satomasso, Vittorio Taverrnari, Kosuke Kimura,... and many others were donated to the Gallery.
In the begining, artist lived and worked in Kostanjevica, later art activities ceased.
The Bozidar Jakac Gallery was founded in 1974 in the partly restored monastery. Over last trhee decades it grown into museum of Slovene art. Its foundations are collections of works by major Slovene artists, connected with the Dolenjska region.
The map bellow will help you to reach the chosen destination. On the left side of the map, there is a list of places, and I can asure you, they are all worth to visit.
I recomand you to visit Dolenjska region. It is also my favourite region.
Going down Dolenjska's "beauty" is always a special experiance.
One of the activity offered by strenuous people is raftting down the Krka River. At the end a picnic in a lovely meadow by the river is organized
Kostanjevica na Krki has been one of the major cultural centres of the Dolenjska region for several centuries. Nowadays former cisterian monastery is used as an art gallery and the wooden forma viva in yard of the monastery
Only a kilometer from Kostanjevica na Krki stands the former Cistercian monastery, founded in 1234, which today houses the Bozidar Jakac Gallery.
Permanent displays in the Gallery of Bozidar Jakac Slovene autors: Bozidar Jakac, France Kralj, Tone Kralj, Joze Gorjup, France Gorse, Janez Boljka, to mention just some of them.
International symposium Forma Viva was founded in 1961. Every year, artists from all over the world came to Kostanjevica and created there wooden sculptures, which they donated to Gallery