CULTURE

Lendava town offers extremely diverse cultural events:

Lendava Cultural Centre, which is located in the fascinating building of organic architecture, has a rich program of shows and concerts. You can spend summer evenings outdoors on the cafe terrace or at the summer theatre listening to a good concert.

Visit the library, located in a magnificent building – the former villa of royal notary Oskar Laubheimer. The specialty of the library is that the Slovenian and Hungarian books are placed together on the shelves. The library also regularly organizes events promoting books and reading culture.

You can visit galleries and museums and explore the cultural heritage of Lendava town.

Lendava Gallery and Museum is located on the premises of Lendava castle, where you can find a permanent archaeological, historical and ethnological exhibition, and memorial room of the most famous Lendava’s sculptor, György Zale. The gallery collections preserve the artistic heritage of the Lendava’s artists and the collection of artworks created within the framework of traditional international colonies. In recent years, Lendava has become a strong artistic center of Slovenia with remarkable exhibitions of world art giants.

The Lendava Synagogue is one of the preserved monuments of the strong Jewish community, which was until the Second World War the developmental power of the town of Lendava. Synagogue is the central Slovenian Holocaust Museum. On the gallery premises, a permanent museum installation of the Judaism of Prekmurje is on display. On the ground floor, the permanent placement of the series of 52 graphic designs “Scrolls of Fire” by Israeli artist Dan Reisinger is exhibited. Not far from Lendava, in village Dolga vas, there is also a Jewish cemetery, which is considered a listed building.

The Museum of Bourgeoisie, Printing and Umbrellas is located in a bourgeois house, which is known as one of the most beautiful Neo-Baroque buildings of Pomurje region. It presents the development of the bourgeoisie of Lendava and the legacy of Lendava pharmacists. The town prides itself also with one of the first umbrellas in the territory of Austria-Hungary, as well as with old printing machines, documents and newspapers – the first three books of the territory of today’s Slovenia were printed here.

Museum of Immigrants from Primorje and Istra regions shows the story of many who had to leave their homes decades ago and had to create new ones far away in Prekmurje region. The association has established a museum that is located in the village of Pince, Marof, which resembles the wooden barracks that were built during the immigration of the Primorska region in 1922, when the village Benica was founded.

The chapel of the Holy Trinity with the mummy of Mihail Hadik stands on a very important strategic point above Lendava, where a military post stood. Not even the Turks could take it during their invasions in 16th and 17th centuries. A distinguished family Gludovácz built a chapel of the Holy Trinity on the Čonka hill, where the mummified body of the military leader Mihail Hadik, one of the greatest heroes of Turkish war battles, is on display. The oldest cemetery in Lendava lies around the chapel, where we can admire artistic tombstones.