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View Tower in Gonjače

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  • / Visitors on top of the View Tower in Gonjače
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  • / View Tower in Gonjače
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / View Tower in Gonjače and the Bronze Monument in front of it
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / View Tower in Gonjače
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Sun Setting in Brda
    Photo: Damijan Simčič ZOSO, ZTKMŠ Brda
  • / Šmartno from the View Tower in Gonjače
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Experience the Brda landscape from a 23m high view tower in Gonjače.

On your trip around the Brda region you will encounter a series of monuments and memorial plaques. The most widely known is the bronze monument in Gonjače which is dedicated to the 315 citizens of Brda who gave their lives in WWII. The monument is placed on Mejnik, the hill near the village. It is the work of painter and sculptor Janez Boljka. The lines engraved on the bronze plaque – “To the sons of Brda and Benečija, the faithful guardians of our language”- were written by the writer France Bevk.

Next to it is a 23 m high view tower with 144 stairs, which was designed by the architect Marko Šlajmer. The tower was built in 1961 and it represents the central point of Brda. When the sky is clear, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of all four points of the compass: the Julian and Carnian Alps, as well as the Dolomites to the North, the Friulian plain to the West, the Trieste Gulf and the Karst to the South, and the Trnovo forest and the Vipava Valley to the east.

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open today
Monday00:00–24:00
Tuesday00:00–24:00
Wednesday00:00–24:00
Thursday00:00–24:00
Friday00:00–24:00
Saturday00:00–24:00
Sunday00:00–24:00
The lookout tower is always open and free of charge.
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Updated: March 19, 2020

Public transport

TRAIN + HOP ON BRDA SHUTTLE BUS

 

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

Parking

Free parking available next to the view tower.

Coordinates

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46.010108, 13.561935
DMS
46°00'36.4"N 13°33'43.0"E
UTM
33T 388667 5096175
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Name
Distance
Duration
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Descent
18.8 km
1:44 h
342 m
342 m
13.7 km
4:35 h
521 m
699 m
10.9 km
3:14 h
313 m
313 m
10.8 km
3:05 h
78 m
626 m
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