Photogallery: Slovenia: Predjama Castle
Slovenia: Predjama Castle
heading (paragraph): Sights
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Slovenian castle Predjama belongs to the most fascinating castles in the world. You can find it in the town of the same name situated only 11 kilometers from touristic city of Postojno, well-known for its unique caves. In the Czech Republic or Slovakia we are used to see castles on high, steep rocks, however Predjama Castle looks like it is built into the rock. Besides the castle visitors can find attractive vast caves which are part of the castle. The original castle had been renovated and its recent form is influenced by various architectonic styles. .
Text a foto: O. Maňáková
Překlad: Stanislava Waniová
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Slovenian Predjama Castle is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating castles in the world. It is hidden in a town of the same name, which is only 10 kilometers away from Postojna, a popular tourist town known for its unique cave system.
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