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 .
Tours to Olimje Monastery
Wine tasting tour in Bizeljsko region BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $167
Duration: 1 day
Apartment Zeleni dragulj Pohorje BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $40
Duration: 1 to 12 hours
Olimje Monastery Reviews
Special place with a beautiful chapel (very opulent), and an apothecary manned by monks selling remedies made from herbs grown in their garden more »
Отличное место для прогулки в любую погоду. Аптека и магазин шоколада- маленькие но приятные для посещения и покупки чего нибудь оригинального. Очень приятно было побродить в садике пряностей и лекарс... 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!
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
Places to stay near Olimje Monastery
Plan your trip to Podcetrtek
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Podcetrtek
Plans to Olimje Monastery by other users
3 days in Maribor BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Maribor BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Thermal Pannonian Slovenia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, relaxing, romantic, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Thermal Pannonian Slovenia BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Maribor BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA July, popular sights PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Croatia & Slovenia BY A USER FROM MALTA September, teens, outdoors, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium