Tavčar Manor in Visoko
A mighty country manor from the 17th century and the manor’s former owners were the source of inspiration for Slovenian writer Ivan Tavčar for his historic novel Visoška Kronika. By the edge of the forest surrounding the manor, there is the family tomb, where Tavčar is buried.
Katarina above Ljubljana
On top of the hill above Ljubljana, stands the small church of St Katarina. Its history began in the early 13th century, when at first there was only a chapel. The church enjoys stunning views to Mt Krim and Polhov Gradec Dolomites. The four-kilometre-long ascending road leading to the top is a challenge many bike enthusiasts like to take.
Polhov Gradec Mansion
Polhov Gradec Mansion dates back to the 13th century and it acquired most of its present look in the baroque period during the 19th century, while Count Blagaj, a botanist after whom the protected plant Blagajev volčin (spurge laurel) is named, lived there. The mansion has a beautiful garden surrounded by walls. A statue of Neptune, four nymphs and the Polhogradec lords’ coat of arms embellish the Neptune well in the courtyard, made in the second half of the 17th century. Nowadays, the mansion hosts the Technical Museum of Slovenia.