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Slovenian in Metlika

Hotel Bela Krajina

This convivial place, which starts you off with belokranjska pogača (local flatbread, not unlike Italian focaccia), is the best place for a meal in Metlika, with house specialties including herb-crusted lamb or veni…
Wine Bar in Metlika

Grajska Klet

To try some Bela Krajina wine, head for this vinoteka (wine bar) in the castle courtyard. This is the cellar for Šturm label wines, and you can sample Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Rieslings and sweet rumeni muškat (yell…
International in Metlika

Pri Starem Pildu

The location – on the tip of the city limits – is terrible but this bright pink place is Metlika's best bet for cheap, tasty meals. This is burger, pizza and pasta territory with salads and some (completely unauthen…
Wine in Metlika

Vinska Vigred

Metlika’s main event is the Vinska Vigred festival held on the first weekend after 15 May. Local wines, foods, folk dancing and music contribute to a merry, much-loved event that's enjoyed by more than 20,000 attend…
Museum in Metlika

Bela Krajina Museum

Located in Metlika Castle, the Bela Krajina Museum's small collection is an eclectic grab bag of minor finds from local archaeological sites (Iron Age and Roman era) and ethnographic displays relating to art, craft …
Square in Metlika

Mestni Trg

Metlika's town square contains 18th- and 19th-century buildings, including the neo-Gothic town hall. At the southern end of the square is the Commandery, with a Maltese Cross above the entrance. To the northwest is …
Notable Building in Metlika


At the southern end of Mestni trg is the so-called Commandery, which once belonged to the Knights of the Teutonic Order. Check out the Maltese Cross above the entrance. Note that the building has a '2' above the doo…
Slovenian in Metlika

Gostilna Budački

This bright-yellow gostilna (inn-like restaurant) serves up standard Slovenian fare plus pizzas. Nothing's going to rock your world flavour-wise but it's a solid bet for decent food. It's 1km south of the town centr…
Notable Building in Metlika

Town Hall

Mestni trg contains 18th- and 19th-century buildings, including this neo-Gothic town hall.
Church in Metlika

Parish Church of St Nicholas

On the ceiling of this church are sobering contemporary frescoes of the Day of Judgment, with devils leading sinners to damnation.