Predjama

Predjama (pronounced [pɾɛdˈjaːma]; German: Lueg, Italian: Castel Lueghi) is a small settlement in the Municipality of Postojna in the Inner Carniola region of Slovenia.[2]

Predjama
Predjama
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 45°48′52.45″N 14°7′41.95″E
Country Slovenia
Traditional regionInner Carniola
Statistical regionLittoral–Inner Carniola
MunicipalityPostojna
Area
  Total13.18 km2 (5.09 sq mi)
Elevation
508.8 m (1,669.3 ft)
Population
 (2002)
  Total85
[1]

Landmarks

Castle

Predjama Castle, a Renaissance castle and a major tourist attraction in Slovenia, is located at the mouth of a cave just above the settlement.[3]

Church

Our Lady of Sorrows Church in the settlement is a chapel of ease of the Parish of Studeno. It is a single-nave Gothic church painted with frescos from c. 1460 that was built at the end of the 15th century. It has been protected as a cultural monument of national significance.[4]

References

  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Postojna municipal site
  3. Slovenian Tourist Board site
  4. "4028: Predjama - Cerkev Žalostne Matere božje" [4028: Predjama – Our Lady of Sorrows Church]. Register nepremične kulturne dediščine [Registry of Immovable Cultural Heritage] (in Slovenian). Ministry of Culture, Republic of Slovenia. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
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