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Olimje Monastery, Podčetrtek

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Dating back to the 16th century, Olimje Monastery is now a Franciscan monastery. Damaged by a 1970s earthquake, the castle was renovated thanks to national and parish funds, and was turned over to Franciscans in 1990. Both tourists and pilgrims visit, and the Franciscans also run an herbal apothecary on site. There is no entry fee, but donations are welcome. Arrange your visit to Olimje Monastery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Podčetrtek using our Podčetrtek attractions planner.
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  • We stopped here on our drive from Maribor to Celje to see this 16th C castle. In 1675, it was turned into a monastery and a Baroque church was added. We saw its beautiful interior with its exquisite....  more
    We stopped here on our drive from Maribor to Celje to see this 16th C castle. In 1675, it was turned into a monastery and a Baroque church was added. We saw its beautiful interior with its exquisite....  more »
  • Nice castle, nice church with black altar. Enough parking space and very nice garden with a lot of herbs and spices. 
    Nice castle, nice church with black altar. Enough parking space and very nice garden with a lot of herbs and spices.  more »
  • Nice castle from the outside, inside one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, but just a room. Small shops (one in the entrance and one in the pharmacy). The best thing to see was the herb garden and.....  more
    Nice castle from the outside, inside one of the oldest pharmacies in Europe, but just a room. Small shops (one in the entrance and one in the pharmacy). The best thing to see was the herb garden and.....  more »
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  • Beautiful building with an interesting history that can be read on the website. There was a wedding being hosted on the day so we weren't able to visit inside but the cafe across the street is good and do a good selection of drinks. Their homemade lemonade is worth trying, very refreshing
  • Beautiful church, must see if you're in the neighbourhood. The farmacy, which is within the monastery, offers a range of herbal medicine to treat whatever may be causing you trouble
  • Nice, well maintained monastery. It has a beautiful herbs garden, an old apothecary where the monks sold their plant based medicine, and a not-that-big church, but richly ornamented with ornaments fit for a cathedral.
  • A trip in the past .
  • Beautiful Monastery, nature, herbs and tea. A must see. Chocolate store nearby. ❤️

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