Cankar Memorial House, Vrhnika

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The Slovenian writer Ivan Cankar (1876-1918) came from a lower-class family, which left a significant mark on his work. His birth house, originally a wooden cottage with a thatched roof, burnt down in a fire. In 1880, new owners of the site reconstructed it and gave it its present appearance. Our Vrhnika travel planner makes visiting Cankar Memorial House and other Vrhnika attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Although I was travelling thru Vrhnika many times I have never managed to visit Cankar’s house. Ivan Cankar is considered as the greatest Slovenian writer, so this time I finally decided to stop in... 
    Although I was travelling thru Vrhnika many times I have never managed to visit Cankar’s house. Ivan Cankar is considered as the greatest Slovenian writer, so this time I finally decided to stop in...  more »
  • Stumbled upon this by chance on a morning walk. Thoroughly enjoyed the short tour that gave a real sense of the life and times of Cankar, his family and Slovenia at that time. 
    Stumbled upon this by chance on a morning walk. Thoroughly enjoyed the short tour that gave a real sense of the life and times of Cankar, his family and Slovenia at that time.  more »
  • Famous writer Ivan Cankar was born in a poor house in the upper part of Vrhnika, not far from small church of St. Lenart. Original house disappeared in a fire when he was three years old. So, this is....  more
    Famous writer Ivan Cankar was born in a poor house in the upper part of Vrhnika, not far from small church of St. Lenart. Original house disappeared in a fire when he was three years old. So, this is....  more »
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  • Nice place, very interesting for poetry lovers. The guide is so professional and polite, and she loves Cankar also. S❤️nija!
  • Very nice staff!
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  • Beautifully restored house of the Cankars on Klanac, nicely furnished and presented, especially if you are led by Ivan himself. Honor and glory to our greatest writer, which makes us even more proud to be Slovenians!
  • Mr. Debevec presented Cankar with a lot of knowledge and commitment, despite the overdue schedule he took the time to present some excerpts from his life. Great compliment! Take your time and visit Cankar's Memorial House in Vrhnika!

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