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Municipality of Velike Lašče

Naslov

Levstikov trg 1

Pošta

1315 Velike Lašče

Telefon

(01) 781 03 70

Fax

(01) 781 03 65

Župan

Anton Zakrajšek

Predlgajatelj župana

Slovenian Democratic Party, Slovenian People’s Party

Število prebivalcev

4,080

Število naselij

88

Površina

103 sq kilometres

Email

obcina.velike-lasce@siol.net

Spletni naslov

http://www.velike-lasce.si

Uradne ure

Monday: 8:00 – 12:00

Wednesday: 8:00 – 17:00

Friday: 8:00 – 12:00

 

Opis

The municipality of Velike Lašče covers an area of 103 square kilometres and consists of 88 settlements. The larger settlements, Velike Lašče, Rob and Turjak, the centres of the former local communities, are down in the valleys, while smaller villages are scattered on the sides of the hills. The soft hilly countryside gives way to steep hillsides, cut with ravines, streams, and in spring and autumn, the flood lakes appear by the Rašica and the Cereja. In the east, the Mala gora ridge rises and it is possible to see sinkholes and several karst caves and pot-holes, with streams disappearing into the ground. Predvratnica (658 m) is the longest karst cave, and it is in the centre of Velike Lašče. The western part consists of two plateaus – Rute, which is settled mainly on the top, and Mačkovec, whose landscape is much more karst-like and furrowed. The highest peak of the area is Veliki Malinjek (1,039 m). In the south-west, the country rises towards the Bloke plateau, in the south it is bordered by the picturesque Slemena, and in the north, by Turjak, it passes into the transitional dolomite region. Velike Lašče can proudly introduce itself as “the cradle of Slovenian culture” or “the Slovenian Athens”. Some great Slovenians were born in this area – Primož Trubar at Rašica, Fran Levstik at Retje, Josip Stritar at Podsmreka, and Jože Javoršek in Velike Lašče. This area was the source of their creative power, which made it possible for them to raise our language up to the level of the languages of larger European nations. The house where Trubar was born is located in Rašica. It houses the Trubar memorial room, the Skedenj gallery and the restored sawmill and watermill. On the wall of the house in Retje where Fran Levstik was born, there is a memorial plaque honouring the writer. In front of the house you can see the famous one hundred-year old lime tree, and the”Ilijev kozolec” – a hayrack with a thatched roof, where Levstik wrote the story “Martin Krpan”. At Podsmreka, it is still possible to see a granary from Stritar’s times, and on the writer’s birth-house a relief depicting Stritar. In Velike Lašče, in front of the church, there is a statue commemorating Fran Levstik which was sculpted by the local sculptor and stonecutter Franc Jontez. In the centre of Velike Lašče, in the cultural hall named after Fran Levstik, you can see the memorial rooms dedicated to Levstik, Stritar and Trubar. The building houses a large hall, where films are shown and many cultural events, including in recent years theatre performances, take place. The library and the music school are located upstairs. All the previously mentioned locations are connected by the traditional cultural walk along the Velike Lašče cultural trail (Levstik-Stritar-Trubar) which takes place in June every year, with one of the events celebrating the municipal festival – Book and Culture Day.
The unspoilt countryside and the still undiscovered natural beauties (the Bajdinški brook waterfalls, The Kobilji curek waterfall, a number of karst features – sources, disappearing streams, caves and pot-holes) are becoming increasingly interesting for visitors. There are many attractions not only in the unspoilt landscape, but also in the local dishes offered on the farms and in inns which are open to visitors.

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