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The Dobrovo Castle

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    Dobrovo Castle up close
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Take a trip to the past and visit the Late Renaissance Castle Dobrovo! Learn about Count de Baguer and admire the collection of graphic art by a world-renowned artist Zoran Mušič.

In Dobrovo there used to be an old castle, which fell to ruins in the course of the centuries. In its place a new renaissance building emerged in the beginning of the 17th century.

On the first floor, the visitors first enter the Hall of Knights where the coat-of-arms of the more important aristocratic families that used to own the castle are exhibited. Here a wall painting depicting the scene of the naval attack of the city, which has survived the centuries, can be seen. Another point of interest is the Hunter's room, where wall paintings, work of the artist Clemente Del Neri from 1894, depict the properties of the count. The painter's work of arts can also be admired along the staircase. These pieces of fine art from the past are enriched with the Gallery, which contains graphic works of the otherwise world-appraised artist, Zoran Mušič

Opening hours

closed today
Sunday13:00–17:00
Tuesday10:00–12:00, 13:00–15:00
Wednesday10:00–12:00, 13:00–15:00
Thursday10:00–12:00, 13:00–15:00
Friday10:00–12:00, 13:00–15:00
Saturday13:00–17:00
On public holidays, the castle is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Price:

  • adults: €3
  • groups: €2 (price per person)
  • children, secondary school students and university students: €1,50
  • family ticket: €6
  • guided tours: €4 per person for adults, €2 children, secondary school students and university students

     

     Tours:

  • guided tours

  • booked in advance (upwards of 10 people)

  • individual

 

Contact:

  • Herko Saksida: +386 5 395 95 86, +386 51 345 322 (Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.)
  • Tanja Gomiršek: +386 5 395 95 87, +386 51 345 307 (Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.)
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Update: September 25, 2019

Public transport

  • TRAIN + TAXI

You can access the castle by taking the train to Nova Gorica or Gorizia (Italy). Only taxis go from either railway station to the castle.
You can call our Taxi Brda, which will take you to your chosen destination: +386 (0)51 366 182.

 

  • TRAIN + HOP ON BRDA SHUTTLE BUS

If you take the train to Kanal, you can take the Hop on Brda shuttle bus which connects Bohinj, Bled, Kanal and the Soča valley with Brda!

 

HOP ON BRDA SHUTTLE BUS

The Hop on Brda shuttle bus goes from Kanal train station to Šmartno and the Dobrovo castle and back.
Departure from Kanal train station towards Goriška Brda: 10 a.m.
Departure from Dobrovo castle towards Kanal: 9.30 p.m.
Departure from Šmartno towards Kanal: 9.36 p.m.

 

Once you're in Brda, you can take the Hop on Brda shuttle bus and travel around the region on a circle route with 10 bus stops.

 

In May, June and September, the shuttle bus operates on Saturdays and Sundays.
In July and August, the shuttle bus operates every day of the week.

 

For detailed information, visit the Hop on Brda Shuttle Bus.

 

Getting there

By car from Ljubljana:

 

Go on the H4 motorway towards Razdrto-Vrtojba and choose the exit Nova Gorica. Drive through Šempeter pri Gorici, Nova Gorica and Solkan, where you cross the Solkan Bridge and continue towards Goriška Brda. In the village of Hum, leave the roundabout at the first exit (direction Dobrovo, Kojsko). Continue to the village of Gonjače and take the second exit at the roundabout (direction Dobrovo). Pass through the villages of Šmartno and Zali Breg and at the roundabout in Dobrovo, take the second exit and continue straight ahead to the castle. The castle will be on your right.

On H4 Razdrto-Vrtojba motorway cross the border at the Vrtojba border crossing and choose the first exit on the Italian side – Gorizia. Drive through San Andrea, Lucinico, Mossa and cross the border to reach the village of Vipolže. At the OMV petrol station, turn slightly left (direction Dobrovo) and continue for about 5km (6 mins) until you reach Dobrovo. At the roundabout, exit at the third roundabout and continue straight ahead to the castle. The castle will be on your right.

 

By car from Koper/Italy/Austria:

 

Immediately after entering Slovenia at the Vrtojba border crossing on the H4 Vrtojba-Razdrto motorway take the exit Šempeter. Drive through Šempeter pri Gorici, Nova Gorica and Solkan, where you cross the Solkan Bridge and continue towards the Goriška Brda. In the village of Hum, leave the roundabout at the first exit (direction Dobrovo, Kojsko). Continue to the village of Gonjače and take the second exit at the roundabout (direction Dobrovo). Pass through the villages of Šmartno and Zali Breg and at the roundabout in Dobrovo, take the second exit and continue straight ahead to the castle. The castle will be on your right.

On the A43 Villesse-Gorizia motorway section, just before crossing the border with Slovenia, choose the last exit – Gorizia. Drive through San Andrea, Lucinico, Mossa and cross the border to reach the village of Vipolže. At the OMV petrol station, turn slightly left (direction Dobrovo) and continue for about 5km (6 mins) until you reach Dobrovo. At the roundabout, exit at the third roundabout and continue straight ahead to the castle. The castle will be on your right. 

 

 

Distance:

Nova Gorica railway station: 15 km

Gorizia railway station: 13 km

Kanal: 19 km

Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport: 141 km

Trieste Airport (Ronchi del Legionari): 26 km

Venice Airport (Marco Polo): 133 km

Venice Airport (Treviso): 130 km

Ljubljana: 120 km

Trieste: 60 km

Venice: 143 km

Klagenfurt: 199 km

Pula: 181 km

Parking

Free parking available next to the castle.

Coordinates

DD
45.996768, 13.524020
DMS
45°59'48.4"N 13°31'26.5"E
UTM
33T 385705 5094747
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Grajska cesta 10
5212 Dobrovo v Brdih
Phone +386 5 395 95 86

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