Vojščica

 

Village Vojščica
Village Vojščica

Vojščica is typical Karst village with some preserved Karst homesteads and wells. It is located southeast from Kostanjevica, in municipality Miren-Kostanjevica, in vicinity of Slovenia-Italian state border. In the middle of the village is church St. Vid, which was erected between years 1924 and 1928. On the elevation Tabor, remains of prehistoric fort are located, which are archeological heritage.

In the area of the village, in prehistoric times, a small community was formed, which built a fort. This colonization also continued in Iron Age and in period of Antique Rome. From 13th century on, a small unfortified court stood in the village, which was a seat of extensive land property. In 14th century, it was owned by ministerials of Gorica counts, clan Thurn. Besides this coulmn court, here also stood churh St. Justin, around which, already in 15th century, stood anti-Turkish camp. After Austria-Venetian wars, camp lost his strategic meaning and because of that it started to decay.

Village Vojščica was heavily affected by WWI, as most of the houses were demolished. From the castle, only a part of the wall of the presbytery of the church St. Justin remains. New church, in the center of the village, is dedicated to saint Vid. In year 1957 they founded the parish Vojščica.

The view to the village
Typical Karst homestead
Narrow road in the village
Typical Karst houses

 


Church of St. Vid
Neoromanian church of St. Vid is located in the center of village Vojščica, which was built after 1st World War, more precisely in year 1928. It was built slightly away from the ruins in war demolished Gothic church of the same name, which was in 15th century also surrounded by a wall. [_Read more_]

Church of St. Justin
The church was erected in the Middle Ages, somewhere in the last middle of the 15th century. It was located on the area of the former historical fort from late Bronze and Iron Age in village Vojščica. Here stood anti-Turk fort Tabor, the church was erected inside the wall its self within that time mansion. [_Read more_]


Water tank
The water tank is located on the market in Vojščica, in the area of Dolnja vas, slightly away from the church of St. Vid. It is a profane building heritage. The water tank is surrounded by a stone wall, rectangularly closed. In the inner corner of the wall is a small fountain. [_Read more_]


Grmada on Karst
Grmada (it. Monte Ermada) is a 323 meters high elevation in Trieste Karst. In the south, it rises between Devin and Sesljan, and in the north if flows into Brestoviški dol. The elevation was very important during the WWI, as the Austro-Hungarian defense line run through the elevation. [_Read more_]


Cavern Vojščica
The cavern is located in the valley, located along the local road Vojščica – Sela na Krasu, about 800 meters from the last houses in Vojščica, to the left of a large meadow. It is the immovable cultural heritage of the Austro-Hungarian origin, which was built between the years 1916 and 1917. [_Read more_]


Karst cave Brstovci/Trščica/Greščica
The cave is located between villages Brestovica pri Komnu and Vojščica on the hill Grmada and has three names. In village Brestovica pri Komnu it is called Brstovci, in village Sela na Krasu Trščica and in Vojščica they call it Greščica. It is about 20 meters deep. [_Read more_]

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