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Škrabec homestead in Hrovača
Škrabec homestead in Hrovača

Škrabec homestead in Hrovača

The Škrabec homestead in Hrovača is the birth place of friar Stanislav Škrabec (1844-1918), one of the most significant linguists and Slovenists of the 19th century, founder of modern Slovene orthoepy and the norm of standard Slovene. For more than two centuries, generations of the Škrabec family used to live and work there. Today, the homestead is an exhibition and meeting point not only for the Škrabec family, but also for their many friends, guests, partners and visitors. 

The buildings – considered cultural monuments - have been excellently renovated and offer opportunities for business and cultural meetings. Indirectly, they represent an incentive for new challenges and the consolidation of well-tested forms of economic, business and cultural life. Many ideas have sprung from the heart of the renovated homestead – who knows how many visions originating from that place have been realized. The homestead is a cradle of tradition and a safe nest for fragile and bold projects of the future.

The Škrabec homestead nominated for the European Museum of 2004

The jury of the European Museum Forum (EMF) have been thrilled by the exemplary renovation of the homestead complex, the unique intertwining of public and private elements, tradition and vision as well as their lively programme offer appealing to the most varied public. For this reason, the jury included them among the nominees for the flattering award. 

Hrovača - one of the most beautiful villages

For many years in a row, Hrovača has convinced the Tourist Association of Slovenia as a hospitable, nice and tidy clustered village with well-preserved traditional architecture and an old village centre where the local heritage is woven into the everyday life of the diligent villagers.


Polona Lovšin
T: + 386 (0) 1 58 16 308
F: + 386 (0) 1 58 16 342
E: polona.lovsin@riko.si

Škrabec homestead
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