Grahovo ob Bači


Grahovo ob Bači from nearby hill

Grahovo ob Bači is a nucleated settlement on the south-western slope of Kotel above river Bača. Settlement covers hamlets Brdo, Ravnce, Na Koncu, Postaja, Spodnje Bukovo. The settlement has approximate 200 inhabitants. Grahovo was for the first time mentioned in the year 1377, it was also the center of the municipality several times. The settlement is known as the location of shooting first Slovenian movie On our own land (si. Na svoji zemlji) after the Second World War, in the year 1948. In the center of the village thus stands the monument dedicated to the first movie. Slightly away is parish church St. Anne, which belongs to the Koper Diocese. Below the village runs the Bohinj railway towards Nova Gorica, where a mighty Logar stone bridge is located. The eastern side of the tunnel Bukovo, length of 937 meters, along the Bohinj railway is located in the easternmost part of the settlement. In the settlement lives painter from sand Stanka Golob. Some time ago, in the village operated a subsidiary school, but was closed some years ago.

Main road in the village
Houses in the village


The name of the settlement was in the year 1955 changed from Grahovo to Grahovo ob Bači, which literally means Grahovo on the river Bača. The name is believed to have the same origin as Grahovo in municipality Cerknica. If that is true, it is probably derived from the personal name Grah, which is in Slovenia still preserved as a surname and is most likely borrowed from old high German name Gracco. In this case, the name of the place would mean Grah’s or Grah’s village. The second possible derivation comes from common Slovenian noun grahovišče (en. pea field) from the contracted form grahovše. Direct derivation from common Slovene noun grah (en. pea) is unlikely, because of the rarity of such name and the suffixation pattern.


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Church of St. Anne
Parish church of St. Anne is located on the northern part of settlement Grahovo ob Bači, below the village main road and belongs to Diocese Koper. It is a Baroque church with a triangular presbytery and a wider and higher nave with a rectangular floor plan. [_Read more_]

River Bača
River Bača is a small river in the Southern part of the Littoral region, which springs in the vicinity of settlement Bača pri Podbrdo. It is 22 kilometers long and it shapes 30 kilometers long valley, named Baška grapa. The river flows into river Idrijca near the village Bača pri Modreju. [_Read more_]

Baška grapa
Baška grapa is 30 kilometers long valley of river Bača, which is trapped between Lower Bohinj mountains (si. Spodnje Bohinjske gore) on the north and Porezen, Kojca and Šentvid mountain and Cerkno hills on the south. Ridges around Baška grapa do not exceed 2000 meters. [_Read more_]

Bohinj railway
Bohinj railway runs between Jesenice – Nova Gorica – Trieste, in times of Austria-Hungary monarchy it was an important part of railway Prague – Trieste. It is 144 kilometers long, from 717 kilometers long railway. Bohinj railway includes 89 kilometers ob Bohinj and 55 kilometers of Karst railway. [_Read more_]

Rudi Bašelj
Rudi Bašelj was a Slovenian NLS fighter, combat engineer and saboteur, who was born on April 18th, 1918 in Pušnik – Bukovski vrh, he died on December 6th, 1979 in Koritnica. In November 1943 he joins partisans, when he returned from the Italian army after the their capitulation. [_Read more_]

France Štiglič
France Štiglič is Slovenian movie director and screenwriter, who was born on November 12th, 1919 in Kranj, he died on May 4th, 1993 in Ljubljana. He was also NLS partisan and journalist, in Ljubljana, he studied law. After the war, he was among the leading organizers of the movie industry in Slovenia. [_Read more_]

travel-slovenia-na-svoji-zemljiOn our own land
The movie On our own land is the first Slovenian sound full-length feature film, which was for the first time played on November 21st 1948 in Ljubljana. It is a war movie, filmed in year 1947 and 1948  in black-white technique. The story talks about a struggle of Partisans and civil residents on Primorska. [_Read more_]