France Prešeren’s birth house in Vrba


Prešeren’s Birth House is among the oldest houses in the village of Vrba. The original homestead was built in the 16th century. Its current form dates from 1856 when it was rebuilt following a fire which destroyed the straw roof and wooden outbuildings. After the fire, the roof of the house was raised to acquire an extra bedroom in the attic. Older building elements from the 16th century, such as the stone portal in the basement and building elements from the late baroque period, have been partially preserved. The most characteristic features are the building elements dating from the 19th century, which can also be seen in the other homesteads in Vrba and its surroundings. Prešeren’s birth house was handed over to the Slovenian nation at a special ceremony on 21 May 1939. It is the first birth house of any important Slovenian person that has been converted into a museum. In 2011, it was declared a monument of national importance.

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Opening hours

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9am–4pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am–5pm

Closed: Mondays, from 25. December to 2. January

Ticket price

School children: €2,5
Pre-school children: €1
Adults: €3
Seniors and adult groups (more than 10 person): €2.8


Vrba 2
4274 Žirovnica
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