Senožeče valleys

The defensive tower in Dolenja vas

Dolenja vas can be seen from afar owing to its church tower.

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The Adria brewery

The Senožeče’s glory was revived in the second half of the 19th century only by the Adria brewery, one of the most famous in Austria-Hungary, but this collapsed after the First World War.

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The tollhouse in Senožeče

The importance of transport through Senožeče can be seen in the preserved tollhouse dating from the 13th century, where the first lords of Duino/Devin, then later other owners, gathered tolls for goods being carried, while numerous wagoning inns sprouted up, trades flourished, and fairs were organised. With the extension of the southern railway, which was taken further south, transport and life in the town stagnated.

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The castle hill in Senožeče

The landscape takes its name from the largest settlement here, Senožeče. Since throughout history, major routes have led through here from the coast to the interior, the town, mentioned back in the 12th century, quickly developed, especially through the wagon hauling trade.

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The church of St. Anthony of Padua in Gabrče

Hidden along the margins of the valley system is the village of Gabrče, where it is worth stopping to look at the church of St. Anthony of Padua.

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The restored stone trough (Fontana)

Another fine reminder of past times is the restored stone trough or fontana, with drinking water, at the bottom of the market in Senožeče. Formerly used to water livestock and washing, the fountain represented a meeting place, gathering and transmission of news. Fontana was the completion of the first water supply in this area, built back in 1865.

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