Dominko Homestead


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Dominkova domačija
Gorišnica 12, SI-2272 Gorišnica
Phone386 (0) 2 743 1111, 386 (0) 2 779 6011
Fax386 (0) 2 743 1120
Managed byTourist Information Centre Ptuj

The Dominko Homestead on the Ptuj plain in Gorišnica is, according to the experts of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, the oldest house of the Pannonian style (300 years old) to have been entirely preserved. The villagers renovated the building in 1998 and created an open-air museum here. The furnishings of the rooms, numerous objects and tools present the life of farmers on the Ptuj Plain in the late 19th and early 20th century. Occasionally, local theatre performances are staged in front of the house during summer months.

The house and its surroundings

The Dominko Homestead is a characteristic Pannonian L-shaped farmhouse in which the living quarters and outbuildings are under the same roof. The low wooden building, plastered with clay, has a thatched roof. The interior consists of a typical kitchen called "the black kitchen", the central part called the "house", a larder, an entrance-hall, and an outhouse. A characteristic feature is the extended roof on the courtyard side, which provides a dry passage from the residential section to the outbuildings which are at a right angle to the residential building. Close to the house are two drying racks, one of which is a wicker rack more than 200 years old and covered with straw. The other one is wooden and covered with boards. Behind the house there is a small pool surrounded by endemic flora. Corn and grains typical of the region are grown in the field in front of the house.

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