Posts Tagged ‘karst’

Postojna Cave

postojnska_jama (1)Postojna cave is most visited tourist attraction of Slovenia. Although Slovenia is planted with beauty of Karst, Postojna Cave is the greatest pearl.

Among more than 12.000 caves in Slovenia, the Postojna Cave is first one tourists choose to visit. But usually it is not the least one.

Postojna Cave lays next to Postojna town, only 50 kilometers form Slovenia capital – Ljubljana. Near Postojna Cave is Predjama Castle, where every year Erasmus knight tournament has it’s place. Lots of visitors likes to visit nearby Park of military history in Pivka, too.
Postojna Cave system consists of approximately 20 kilometers long underworld system, which places it among 100 longest underground complexes in the world. Where caves are not consistent among each other, the connection was made artificially. There is cca. 1.5 kilometer of man made passages. Continue reading “Postojna Cave” »

Skocjan caves

skocjanske_jame_zunajUNESCO Heritage

Skocjan caves (Škocjanske jame) are protected by UNESCO since 1986. The Skocjan caves are one of the best and most beautiful natural architectural achievements and the best Karst phenomenon in the world.
Slovenia is full of Karst phenomenons, because the Karst covers around two thirds of the country. Skocjan caves are a achievement of the Mother nature that every nation would be proud of, but they are in the shadow of the world known Postojnska cave. They are not as famous, but they are on the UNESCO World heritage list since 1986. Continue reading “Skocjan caves” »

Lipica

kobilarna_lipica_425_let Ten thousands of footsteps can be found in Lipica, but this is a place, that is known by horse hoofs.
Lipica is a small place, just outside the town Sežana in the Slovenian littoral. It is a small village with less then 100 inhabitants, but the mare farm is known around the world. Most people see it as a small village lost in the middle of nowhere, but Lipica hosted a number of world known guests, also the British queen Elizabeth II in year 2008.

Mare Farm Lipica

Mare farm Lipica was founded in 1580 by the Austrian Archduke Karel. It was a partially destroyed summer castle, owned by the Trieste Archbishop. The Hapsburg family needed horses, and they choose the Spanish horse, that was known as the best of that time. The climate of Lipica and Karst was similar enough to the Spanish climate, and they controlled the area since the Turkish army left. Continue reading “Lipica” »


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