Štanjel is considered the pearl of the Karst, as it is one of the oldest and most picturesque Karst settlements. The narrow streets with stone houses contain a variety of stonemasonry products.

Sights in Štanjel:

  • A viewpoint with the remains of a Roman lookout or defense tower
  • Ferrari's Garden, designed by Max Fabiani and built between the two world wars
  • Štanjel Castle, which was built on older medieval foundations and fortifies the western edge of the village
  • St. Daniel's churh, which is one of the key monuments of Gothic architecture in the Karst
  • The Karst house with an ethnological collection
  • Austro-Hungarian World War I Military Cemetery, a resting place of the soldiers deceased on the nearby Isonzo Front
  • Lojze Spacal's Gallery, who is considered one of the most prominent artists
  • Storž's Gallery, where works by Anton Rupnik - Storžev are exhibited
  • Grajžar's Gallery, which hosts various exhibitions throughout the year
  • Gallery at the Valetovi, where they occasionally host exhibitions and other events
  • Fabiani's path, which is a network of walking paths between Štanjel and Kobdilj

Ferrari's Garden Ferrari's Garden
The Karst house The Karst house
Štanjel Castle Štanjel Castle

Important compatriots in Štanjel:

  • Lojze Spacal - artist
  • Max Fabiani - architect, urban planner, professor, writer, inventor, mayor of Štanjel
  • Jože Abram - Trentar - priest, writer, playwright, and national awakener
  • Anton Mahnič - Slovenian theologian, bishop, poet, writer, critic and editor

Max Fabiani Max Fabiani
Lojze Spacal Lojze Spacal


  • Cycling routes
  • Hiking trails
  • Thematic trails
  • Attractions nearby: Lipica Equestrian Park, Škocjan Caves Park, Hrastovlje, Monument to the Defenders of the Slovenian Land on Cerje and lookout tower, Sežana Botanical Garden, Shoemaker's Museum in Miren, Vilenica Cave, Divača Cave, Kosovel Homestead in Tomaj, Tabor Military Museum in Lokva, Postojna Cave, Soča Valley, Snežnik Castle, Rakov Škocjan, Lake Cerknica, seaside towns of Koper, Izola, Piran, Portorož, Sečovlje, Goriška Brda, Ljubljana, Pivka Military History Park

    Lipica Equestrian Park
    Škocjan Caves Park
    Cerje lookout tower

    Nearby restaurants and bars: Bistro Grad Štanjel - Štanjel, Grajžarjeva marenda – Štanjel, Bar Zoro - Štanjel, Restaurant Kobjeglava - Kobjeglava, restaurant and pizzeria Pri brajdi – Komen, pizzeria Na placu – Komen, Ošterija Branik, tourist farm Grča and Tavčar - Hruševica