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Culture

Culture

  • Slovenia is a culturally diverse country due to its south central European location. Bordered by Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia, influences from these countries have helped to shape the art, literature, language, cuisine and music of this small, yet proud Slavic nation.
  • Slovenia's two greatest authors were the poet France Prešeren and writer Ivan Cankar. Other famous Slovenians include painters Ivana Kobilca, Anton Ažbe, the impressionist Rihard Jakopič and the constructivist Avgust Černigoj, also architects like Jože Plečnik who worked in Vienna as well as in Prague, Max Fabiani, Ivan Vurnik and Vladimir Šubic are well known.
  • Slovenia is a homeland of numerous musicians and composers including Renaissance composer Jacobus Gallus  who greatly influenced Central European classical music. In the twentieth century, Bojan Adamič was a renowned film music composer.
  • Slovenia's Skocjan Caves are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. They are also one of the famous systems of limestone (karstic) caves in the world.
  • Slovenia is home to as many as 260 waterfalls, out of which Boka is the highest one.
  • The Triple Bridge is one of the main symbols of Ljubljana. It was designed by Joze Plecnik, in 1929.
  • Slovenia has lots of quirky food festivals including the Salt Makers’ Festival, Cabbage Festival, Chestnut Sunday and Bean Day to name a few.
  • Sport in Slovenia is led by four main team sports: football, basketball, ice hockey, handball. Individual sports including tennis, cycling, athletics, and skiing are also popular. Slovenia also has competed in eleven summer and winter Olympic Games.
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    Source: www.wikipedia.org