Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Medieval market Ankaran 15th of August

Ankaran is a village, which belongs to the Municipality of Koper. The area of the village was already settled in the Roman times. At the place of Ankaran hospital they found a mosaic, which was part of a Roman villa (villa rustica) and is now in a museum in Koper.

Medieval market in Ankaran
In the Middle Ages Benedictine monks built the monastery of Saint Nicholas, which had many merits for the development of wine and olive growing in the area. In 1573 monks went away, because of the plague and only returned to Ankaran in summer months. In 1775 the building was bought by a nobleman Madonizza. The family later built the palace in Koper and moved paintings and decorations from the monastery. During Illyrian Provinces the monastery served as a military hospital.

Today Ankaran is known as a summer tourist location. Around the village there are walking paths and many cycling opportunities. In the summer time they organize many events such as the medieval market and Ankaran night. The nearby Valdoltra is a well-known orthopaedic hospital.

This year Ankaran will host the 13th annual Medieval Market in a row. It will offer many special costumes and medieval games and events, as well as a presentation at the colourful stalls selling various old objects, furniture, clothing, and more. The market will participate, divination, knitting coils in the past, embroidery, basket weaving, wedding wooden spoons making chain, home pharmacy, replica stone mortars, “klekljanje” of lace, pottery making, land register, clerk, blacksmithing, carpentry, cobbler, a magician, ... At 8 p.m. they will even convict witches at the guillotine.

Where to sleep?
We recommend the Hostel Debeli rtič. The hostel can offer you accommodation in 43 comfortable domestic rooms with a total of 132 beds (each room has its own bathroom with shower - most of them have a balcony or a terrace with a sea view or a view of the surrounding vineyards). The hostel can also fulfil any requirement guests with special needs may have. They provide you breakfast or half-/full- board, a room with fresh linen and towels free parking and free WI-FI.

Youth Hostel Debeli rtič
Information and reservations:
Hostel Debeli rtič
Jadranska cesta 73, 6280 Ankaran
T: +386 (0)5 909 7000

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