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Monuments, parks and modern design in Radovljica

 

Take a rest in the shade of trees and find out about the creativity of local and foreign artists.

 

Seek out landscaped areas with views of the surrounding hills. The parks in Radol'ca contain contemporary art works by local and foreign artists. During a walk through Radovljica and the surrounding smaller villages, you will see numerous monuments to important people that hailed from Radovljica and diverse reminders of the past.

 

Villas with wonderful secessionist and historic elements can be found beside the main road towards Lesce, whilst some close to the old town centre are the work of the Slovenian architect Ivan Vurnik.

 

Alongside Jo┼że Ple─Źnik and Maks Fabian, Ivan Vurnik is considered a pioneer of modern Slovenian architecture and the founder of urbanist architecture in Slovenia. A number of his works can be seen in his birth town of Radovljica.

Unique wrought iron lights in Radovljica's park

Radovljica is adorned by modern wrought ironwork produced by Slovenian designers and blacksmiths from Kropa.

Statue of Cene Avguštin

In front of Radovljica's church stands a bronze statue of Cene Avguštin. Behind the statue is an exhibition, based on his work, that details the development of the town.

The fountain built in memory of Josipina Ho─Źevar

Quench your thirst at the fountain dedicated to the benefactress Josipina Ho─Źevar.

Decor on the ─îebelica (Little Bee) building

Take a walk through Radovljica and look at the secessionist villas built at the start of the 20th century.

The Monument to Anton Toma┼ż Linhart in Radovljica

The memorial to the first Slovenian playwright, Anton Toma┼ż Linhart, is the work of a local sculptor.

Silvo Jelenc, an artistic blacksmith from Kropa

Traditional wrought iron window grilles, shutters and railings go hand-in-hand with modern designed wrought iron products.

Numerous memorials and burial grounds of hostages and partisans, reminders of the second world war.

 

News & Blog

 

16.10.2019 22:34
Nature, culture and excellent cuisine

Written by Kaja Beton, October 2019

 

Autumn is a wonderful time to explore Slovenia, whether for outdoor activities or learning about cultural heritage, and not forgetting a visit to great restaurants. Below you can read our latest suggestions for an autumn trip in the surroundings of Radovljica.

Half-day hiking tours in Radovljica and the surroundings

Fabulous autumn weather, school holidays and the COVID-19 pandemic – due to the latter we are confined to our home municipalities. So, what now?

17.10.2018 13:56
3 circular hiking trails

Written by Kaja Beton, October 2018, Photo: Kaja Beton and Jošt Gantar

 

Autumn steadily colours the leaves and changes nature into a wonderful painting on canvas. Set off on one of our suggested hiking tours where you can enjoy the autumn colours and wonderful nature.

Radovljica on the terraces of the Sava river
The capital of beekeeping and chocolate

Radovljica is the sweetest Slovenian town, also known as the town with the most sun in Gorenjska.

Kamen Castle
The home of popular folk music

Begunje is the birthplace of Slovenian popular folk music and the inspiration for numerous songs by Slavko Avsenik.

Traditional houses by the Kroparica stream
The cradle of Slovenian iron forging

Slovenia's former iron forging centre is tucked away in the lush Lipnica valley and invites you to explore its preserved cultural heritage.

The old village forge
A 'mini Venice' beneath the Jelovica plateau

A picturesque iron forging village beneath the Jelovica plateau with numerous water troughs and small bridges, which has earnt it the name 'Mini Venice'.

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