Goriška Brda stretches from the far west of Slovenia to the southern plain of Friuli. It is an idyllic wine-growing region with a variety of natural and cultural attractions. The route begins in the village of Breg pri Golem Brdu, meanders through the villages of Vrhovlje pri Kožbani, Fojana and Dobrovo - the center of the Brda region - and ends after a short detour at the Gonjače lookout tower in the picturesque village of Šmartno, one of the most beautiful cultural monuments in Slovenia.
Highlights along the way: St. Andrew's Church in Vrhovlje pri Kožbani: Typical Mediterranean church with the oldest frescoes in Brda showing scenes from the life of the Holy Family. Krčnik rock bridge and Kotline rock basin: The Krčnik rock bridge arches over a gorge and the Kožbanjšček river. The Kotline rock pools in the Kožbanjšček riverbed are very popular among young people of Brda as bathing places. Dobrovo Castle: The Renaissance castle dates back to 1600. On the second floor, visitors learn more about the life of the Baguer family. Part of the original furniture was returned to the castle and can also be visited on the second floor. On the third floor there is a permanent exhibition of the graphics of the world-famous painter Zoran Mušič. Gonjače observation tower: 144 steps take visitors to the top of the 23 meter high tower, which offers a fantastic panoramic view.
Updated: January 17, 2021
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