Discover the soul and authenticity of one of the oldest settlements in Slovenia.
Copyright : Nik Jerovšek-Alić
Štanjel is especially known for its old village center, it is truly one of the most beautiful and oldest settlements not only in the Karst region, but also in Slovenia. The picturesque settlement was build on a hill with a strategic location. Despite the fact that the settlement was partly destroyed during the Second World War, most of the architectural features of the buildings remained to this day and are more than 400 years old. With its old houses, the defensive wall, the castle courtyard, the tower of Kobdilj, the church of St. Daniel, the Ferrari's Garden and other sights, Štanjel leaves everyone open-mouthed.