On the path of Hrastovlje heritage
Discover the almost forgotten village paths to the places where Istrian women, known as Šavrinkas, used to live and walk. Let your journey take you to the mysterious Hrastovlje, where the friendly locals will present their treasures to you. See the beautiful 12th-century church, which is the only fully painted church in Slovenia and the motif of the death dance is perfectly preserved. Hike up the village hill and see the whole village from above. Enter the temple of art, the gallery of the excellent Istrian artist Jože Pohlen, and see the local Grozdan Pohlen - a personal collection of invaluable objects from the lives of the locals and soldiers of our towns. Typical rare Istrian animals and plant species await your visit in the park of indigenous plants and animals. Please make sure not to go home hungry and empty handed. Stop at the local inn Švab, or the local store selling dried goods, and take a piece of green countryside home with you.