Kostanjevica Monastery

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Kostanjevica Monastery information

Location
Nova Gorica , Slovenia
Address
Šrabčeva ulica 1
Telephone
+386 5 330 77 50
Prices
library admission €1
Opening hours
9am-noon & 3-5pm Mon-Sat, 3-5pm Sun
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On a 143m hill 800m south of the train station, this monastery was founded by the Capuchin Franciscans in the early 17th century and has a wonderful library with 10,000 volumes and 30 incunabula.

The Church of the Annunciation has interesting stuccos. In the spooky crypt is the tomb of the Bourbons which contains the mortal remains of the last members of the French house of Bourbon, including Charles X (1757–1836), who died of cholera while on holiday on the coast in Gorizia and was buried here.