Kropa Travel Guide

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Kropa Things to Do

  • žELEZO

    JE, OVDJE IMA PUNO ŽELEZA, SVAKA HIŽA SI JE NEKAJ SKOVALA. OVO JE NEKAKAV VRAG ILI ZMAJ, A MORTI MU JE BABA TO SKOVALA DA SE SPLAŠI KAD SE VRNE KUCI Z KRČME

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  • Janez Potočnik house

    Janez Potočnik, born 1958, is a Slovenian politician currently serving as European Commissioner for Environment. He was born in Kropa and this is his family house. As far as I know his father was a painter and one of his fresco painting is decorating the front facade of the house.

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  • Vigenjc Vice

    Vigenjc Vice (Vice Forge) is a small museum with manual spike production demonstration, as it used to be in the past. This forge is a typical construction from the early times of Kropa smithies. The building is constructed from rock and wood and has very simple interior which used as a forge only.The visit can be arranged for organized group tour...

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    The narow valley, is divided by local people to three parts. Into Upper part ("Zgornji konec" or "Kotel") Middle part ("Srednji konec" or "Plac" and Lower part ("Spodnji konec")From whichever direction we come to Kropa, the wa always leads us onto Middle part or "Plac"

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    Succursal Church of the Mother of God, is one of the most interessting baroque architectural monument in Gorenjska.This picturesque church was consecrated on 2nd July 1729. It was built in the spot where seven boys found a picture of "Mary of Merciful Heart".

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    From the walls of the church, there is a beautiful view of the settlement caugh into the narrow valley and into another picturesque church. This is a Succursal Church of the Mother of God

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    The Parish Church of St. Leonard on the hill above the village, was built in 1481. Its basis is gothic. The bell tower has neogothic roof, covered in slates. The interior was made by artists of 18th, 19th and 20th century: Matija Bradaska, Miha Males, Tyrolse painter Josef Plank, Henrieta Langus, Ivana Kobilica, Janez K. Potocnik, Jozef Subic,...

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    Kroparica streams alongside the village and devide the valley on two parts On both banks of the brook, mostly old ironworkers' houses close to each other, indicate image of old times,

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    Ironworkers' houses are mostly two floors building fronting upon the stream and the road, and backsides are usualy leand onto steep hill. I noticed that the windows are almost always so small.On the hill, there is the Parish Church of St. Leonard

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Kropa Restaurants

  • Gostilna

    TUKAJ SMO SLASNO JEDLI IN POTEM SI SPILI HLADNEGA VINCEKA. MAMA, KAK TO JURI V STOMAK. DO BLEDA SAM IMAL DODATNI POGON, SVA SRECA PA NI DALEKO Gostilna is Slovene word for taphouse, (osteria or trattoria), meaning, it is a place where one can get good and inexpensive domestic food. Inns are primarily intended for the local guests and therefore...

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    This local inn is settlet in 400 years old house in the very centre of Kropa on the right bank of the brook. The interior is practicaly a little museum with a nice collection of antiques. They offer excellent food upon local recipes

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  • Kropa -souvenir

    Another wonderful gift is this beehive. Actually it is saving box. Isn't it a very fancy idea, to make such an amazing gift. I think, everybody would like it - really a great piece

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    Even a frame for painting can be made of iron by those diligent craftsmen.What do you think? For me, still life painting gets along fairly. well.This shop is the only one of that kind in Kropa. It is a small place anyway. So part of the shop is also an exibition place.

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    This article is named Kropa's blackpuding. Of course this one is made of iron. žOn inclosed certificate is written, that this is a very value present for special occasion, like anniversaries.Otherwise, blackpuding in slovenian "Krvavica" is our speciality with sauercraut, popular in winter time.

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Kropa Local Customs

  • Iron Forging Museum

    Kropa is the cradle of Slovene iron-forging and the heritage has been well preserved here. Metal working has very old tradition in Kropa, with evidences from Celtic times. There is an Iron Forging Museum in the village, displaying old and new decorative metal fittings made by the local smithies.The visit can be arranged for organized groups, in...

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  • Bajer reservoir

    Bajer reservoir are remains of the former dam and lower foundry from the 16th century. I guess it served as a storage reservoir for water in case if the water level of Kroparica Stream was too low and could not run the water wheels in the forge. During my visit to Kropa the reservoir was empty.

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  • Water wheel

    Water wheel used to be the part of the forge and its main propulsion. It powered the bellows which, in turn, blew air into the fire in a free place used at the same time by several workers. This one was left at the bank of the Kroparica Stream, as a witness to past times when many of such a water wheels used to be around, almost with each house...

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Kropa Tourist Traps

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    by olja1234 Updated Dec 31, 2005

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    Actually there is no tourist traps. I haven't noticed anyone, at my visit to Kropa.
    This narrow street is ended at the good Inn "P'r Kovac" where in a deep shadow, a nice cold drink is waiting for you. At the time I visited Kropa, it was around 33 degrees celsium. You can imagine for sure , that such a place is more than welcome.

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Kropa Off The Beaten Path

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    Look at this beautiful bee. It is also the product of diligent craftsmen, made upon the design by an artist. Sorry, I didn.t put down the name of him. It could be a very valuable gift..

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    This entrance door, is also one of smithery product. See that accurate work. It is significantly, that all those smithery product are always painted black. Doesn't matter what kind of article it is.

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    Another decorative smithery product. Photo shows one of details on the renovated house.Every visitor notice, that for Kropa's houses is very charasteristic dekoration with the products upon which they are famous

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    Kropa was first mentioned in a document from 1498, under the name Chropp or Krupp, which derive from the hydronym now called Kroparica Creek. In the Slovene language "kropa" means powerful spring.This small village, with less then a thousand inhabitants, is known for its traditional smithies which produce decorative metal fittings. The village is...

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    When you look around, you can feel the effort of local people to make their village attractive also for visitors. With care they well-regulate their houses, especially windows. The valley is so narrow, and there is not much space for gardens

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    A sight onto one of the typical house in Kropa.Two floors' building with several workers' flats. And charastristical small windows again. As almost everywhere - decorated with flowers and ironmade shutters are added in this house

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