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The Birthplace of Alojz Gradnik and Ludvik Zorzut

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    Visit Alojz Gradnik and Ludvik Zorzut's Birthplace
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Take a look into the birthplace of two artists from Goriška Brda, Alojz Gradnik, a poet, and Ludvik Zorzut, a cultural worker and poet.

The memorial house of Alojz Gradnik in Medana, with the collection of his personal belongings, editions of his work and recognition awards he received for his creative work, showcases the poet's life journey. The poet took a unique path in Slovenian poetry and gave it a district mark. In a series of collections the poet reveals his love for the native Brda region, while in his love poems he experiences love as an all-destructive feeling, which is dark and leads to death, and ponders on the meaning of human life that means nothing but giving oneself up to the others. 

Ten years after Gradnik, cultural worker and poet Ludvik Zorzut was born in the same house. His poems about the life in Brda were less sophisticated, often in dialect and included many ethno motifs. 

 

To arrange a visit, inform the the custodian of the house personally or by phone.

Contact: Martina Kokošar (custodian) T: +386 5 30 45 051
for groups: Herko Saksida: +386 5 39 59 586 or Tanja Gomiršek: +386 5 39 59 587

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Update: September 12, 2019

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45.985371, 13.521160
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45°59'07.3"N 13°31'16.2"E
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33T 385460 5093485
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