Kostanjevica Monastery

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Kostanjevica Monastery information

Location
Nova Gorica , Slovenia
Address
Škrabčeva ulica 1
Telephone
+386 5 5 330 77 50
More information
www.samostan-kostanjevica.si
Prices
tombs/library €2/1
Opening hours
8am-noon & 3-5pm Mon-Sat, 3-5pm Sun
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On a 143m hill south of the train station (signed 'Grobnica Bourboni'), this monastery was founded by the Capuchin Franciscans in the early 17th century and has a library with 10,000 volumes and 30 incunabula. In the crypt of the Church of the Annunciation is the Tomb of the Bourbons , which contains the mortal remains of the last members of the French house of Bourbon. This includes Charles X (1757–1836), who died of cholera while on holiday in Gorizia and was buried here.