Pleterje Charterhouse Monastery, Šentjernej

#25 of 40 in Historic Sites in Lower Carniola Region
Church · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Pleterje Charterhouse Monastery is located in Šentjernej. Before you head to Šentjernej, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Šentjernej itinerary site, to make sure you see all that Šentjernej has to offer, including Pleterje Charterhouse Monastery.
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  • This is Europe’s westernmost Carthusian monastery and the only one of four original charterhouses in Slovenia still functioning. Located in quite a remote location you can get free access to the...  more »
  • Calm in the middle of Carniolan Woods; with (recorded) music of monks, this ancient carthusian chapel still echoes the prayer life of past centuries.  more »
  • Very quiet place. There's a shop where self made wine by the monks can be bought.
  • At the entrance on the right you have a small village with animals freely walking around and where you can see how people lived in ages ago. Monastery itself it cannot be visit fully but tou can admire the outside of it and also enter to one of the church. If you are lucky you can hear monks singing and it really is something special.

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