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    Architecture

    There are quite a few architectural objects, which have earned their place in distinguished Slovenian thematic publications as unique monuments of former times, located in Brežice and the surrounding area. A simple walk through the old town will alert and attract you to the many historical monuments that are worth visiting.

    Castle Brežice and the Knight's Hall

    In the Castle Brežice you can see the Knight's Hall (Viteška dvorana), which is the unique example of secular baroque frescoes on the Slovenian territory. It is the place where we can listen to concerts or attend other events while our thoughts travel through the scenes from Roman and Greek mythology.

    Castle Walls

    ​The remains of 4-metre thick walls from the 16th century, which closed off the castle yard to the east, were found in the north-eastern tower of the castle. The remains of walls discovered below them probably date back to the Middle Ages.

    Castle Stables

    The basis of the building dates back to the construction of the castle, i.e. to the 16th century. A large hall with a colonnade and vaulted ceiling, which served as horse stables, is preserved on the ground floor.

    Castle Granary

    ​The castle granary in Brežice is one of the best-preserved castle granaries in Slovenia and is listed among 227 immovable cultural monuments of national importance.

    Gasa – Street on the Town Walls

    A continuous series of houses in the southern part of Gasa was built onto the town walls. In the previous centuries, the houses were mostly occupied by craftsmen. Gasa is seen by many as one of the most beautiful streets of Brežice.

    Brežice Water Tower

    The water tower is the most known landmark of Brežice. You can see it’s vertical from afar. It invites you to the town that was known as an “important trading town” for centuries

    The memorial Revolt and revolution

    In 1972 the architect Franc Filipčič projected a memorial plateau in Brežice with a public monument, called Punt in revolucija (Revolt and revolution). It's alslo called “Kose” (scythes) by the locals. 

    Old Pharmacy

    Thanks to its beautiful Renaissance façade and semi-circular portal from 1641 and 1695, the former pharmacy is one of the best-preserved buildings in Brežice.

    Town Hall

    At the heart of the old town stands the mighty Town Hall, which underwent quite a few changes since its beginnings. Its events with a great atmosphere are well worth a visit.

    House of the Del Cott Family

    His name is engraved on the stone portal next to the year 1782, while the iron window shutters with laurel garlands include the initials of merchant’s name, LDC, and the year 1790.

    Parish Church of St. Lawrence

    The church catches your eye with its picturesque façade adorned with pilasters, niches, and a rosette above which rises the bell tower. Its interior also has a special value and includes the altars with the paintings of St. Florian and St. Nicolas and a painted presbytery from 1966.

    National House

    The opening ceremony of the National House was held in 1904. In the era of national fights, it served as a cultural and political centre of the Slovenes of Brežice.

    German House with the Black Eagle Hotel

    The former German House (Deutsches Heim) with the Black Eagle Hotel (Zum Schwarzen Adler) is a northern Renaissance-style building.

    Northern Town Gate

    The northern town gate from the 16th century was formed as a one-storey stone tower with a trapezoid layout that stretched to the water moat from the outside.

    Town Well and Monument

    During a renovation in 2006, several wells were discovered on the main town street. One of them later became a monument to exiles.

    Former Franciscan Monastery

    In April 1941, the Germans deported the monks, demolished the church and part of the monastery and founded a German high school at the site. The Franciscans had a significant impact on culture, education, and welfare. Today, the renovated building houses the High School (Gymnasium) of Brežice.

    Church of St. Roch

    The baroque Church of St. Roch was built after the cholera epidemic around 1764. St. Roch’s Day was especially celebrated by the artisans and craftsmen of Brežice. The church occasionally hosts secular events, in particular concerts.

    Town Walls

    The walls were 1.90m thick and 6.60m high. It was possible to enter the town through the northern, southern, and eastern gates.

    Bridge over the Sava and Krka Rivers

    The 524 m-long reinforced concrete bridge over the confluence of the Sava and Krka Rivers was one of the longest bridges in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The bridge is rebuilding today and is impassable. When the work is finnished, a walk across the bridge will offer the visitors an excellent view of the Krka and Sava Rivers.
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