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- SNEŽNIK CASTLE
- BLED ISLAND
- SCULPTOR DRAGICA ČADEŽ
- KOSTANJEVICA CAVE
Situated in the south of the country, on the brink of the vast Snežnik forests, Snežnik Castle is considered one of the most beautiful castles in Slovenia and one of the few that can boast of original furniture from the second half of the 19th century. The castle was first mentioned in written records in 1269, in connection with the Lords of Snežnik of the time. After the Second World War, the castle ended up in the hands of the state and is now under the management of the National Museum of Slovenia.
Bled is one of the greatest Slovenian tourist attractions. The image of the island in the middle of the lake and the castle on top of a steep rockface is what this picturesque Alpine resort is known for worldwide. The most recognisable symbol of the island is the Church of the Assumption featuring a bell of wishes, but there are also other points of interest on the island.
SCULPTOR DRAGICA ČADEŽ
Dragica Čadež belongs to the very top of contemporary Slovenian sculpture and has a rich and varied oeuvre to show for herself. She creates small and monumental pieces, mainly in wood and clay. In fact, most of her recent work has been made in clay and she is the initiator, founder and organiser of the International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM.
For over 25 years, the Tam–Tam team have been putting up urban posters, which help them to create the urban beat and become part of it. Their Plaktivat project draws attention to important social issues, while the Street Gallery project brings art to the streets.
Slovenia is a predominately karstic country. Over 12,000 underground caves have been discovered so far, but the estimated number of caves is twice as high. Around 20 caves are arranged for tourist visits, including Kostanjevica Cave in the region of Dolenjska.