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 Podčetrtek using our Podčetrtek attractions planner.
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We stopped here on our drive from Maribor to Celje to see this 16th C castle. In 1675, it was turned into a monastery and a Baroque church was added. We saw its beautiful interior with its exquisite.... more
We stopped here on our drive from Maribor to Celje to see this 16th C castle. In 1675, it was turned into a monastery and a Baroque church was added. We saw its beautiful interior with its exquisite.... more »
Nice castle, nice church with black altar. Enough parking space and very nice garden with a lot of herbs and spices.
Nice castle, nice church with black altar. Enough parking space and very nice garden with a lot of herbs and spices. more »
Beautiful building with an interesting history that can be read on the website. There was a wedding being hosted on the day so we weren't able to visit inside but the cafe across the street is good and do a good selection of drinks. Their homemade lemonade is worth trying, very refreshing
Heavy Baroque impression inside of the church. Peaceful setting at the back of the monastery. The building itself is nice to glance at.
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