Where Slovenian herbalism was born

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The Zice Chartusian Monastery – where Slovenian herbalism was born

Medicine was one of the main activities of the Zice Carthusians. In the 12th Century the lower building housed a “hospitalus”, and since the 16th Century a public pharmacy. Nowadays you can enjoy a walk through herb gardens and visit the herb shop, which continues the tradition of one of Europe’s oldest pharmacies.

Remote and narrow valley of the Holy John the Baptist where time flows differently, is a home of the Zice Charterhouse for more than 850 years now.

The ruins of once mighty monastery are a unique monument to the history of the life of monks. The monastery of brothers closed in the 18th century, but the remains of monks’ houses, dining room, kitchen, and church remained.

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