Olimje Monastery, Podcetrtek

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 Podcetrtek using our Podcetrtek attractions planner .
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  • Special place with a beautiful chapel (very opulent), and an apothecary manned by monks selling remedies made from herbs grown in their garden  more »
  • A great place to walk in all weathers. Pharmacy and chocolate shop - small but pleasant to visit and buy something original. It was very nice to wander in the garden of spices and medicinal plants - all neatly signed (we even learned a couple of exact names of seemingly familiar plants) and smells amazingly. Climbing up to the deer is just class. The atmosphere is relaxing, the deer are cute and curious. Upstairs there is a cafe, usual, for tourists. And the gift shop - honey bought there turned out to be delicious!
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  • Beautiful and well preserved. Very interesting historical pharmacology background and the church is really breathtaking. The herbs garden is also a must see.
  • Very nicely decorated church. It's an unexpected gem in this beautiful location
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