Stara Sava

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Stara Sava
Stara Sava
Stara Sava, the main square. From the left to the right,  the Ruard Manor, Assumption of Mary Church, the Worker Barracks
Stara Sava, the main square. From the left to the right, the Ruard Manor, Assumption of Mary Church, the Worker Barracks
Stara Sava is located in Slovenia
Stara Sava
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°25′57″N 14°03′26″E / 46.43250°N 14.05722°E / 46.43250; 14.05722Coordinates: 46°25′57″N 14°03′26″E / 46.43250°N 14.05722°E / 46.43250; 14.05722
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Traditional region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Jesenice
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Stara Sava (pronounced [ˈsaːʋa]; 'old Sava'), also known as Sava , is a formerly autonomous settlement that is now part of the town of Jesenice, in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

History[edit]

The settlement was one of several that developed on the banks of the Sava Dolinka River after 1538, when the ironworks from the Planina pod Golico area were moved here, closer to a stronger water source.

Sava by Valvasor in 1689

Sava was mentioned as the site of an ironworks by the historian Johann Weikhard von Valvasor in his Glory of the Duchy of Carniola in 1689.

The core of the hamlet consisted of a number of buildings connected to the ironworks, the following of which have survived:

The blast furnace ceased operation in 1897, and the entire area was more or less abandoned as it became trapped amongst the larger facilities of the modern Jesenice Ironworks and cut off from the rest of the town of Jesenice, into which Sava and the neighboring settlements of Plavž, Murova, and Javornik had been amalgamated by royal decree in 1929.[citation needed] The demolition of many obsolescent facilities of the factory during a phase of urban renewal in the 1990s exposed Sava again, and a new city plan for central Jesenice was drawn up, incorporating the historic district back into the town. The entire settlement has been declared a technical monument.[3]

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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Stara Sava at Wikimedia Commons