For more than 700 years, the monastery, safely elevated above the town and village, has flirted with the mountains and forests that surround it, and has helped to shape the panorama of Kamnik. In its rich history, it has changed hands and uses. In 2016, the last Ursuline nuns who lived here donated the monastery complex and its land to the Municipality of Kamnik, which established the Mekinj Monastery Public Institution to manage the rich heritage.
The Institute began its formal activities in 2018 and has consolidated its cultural and tourism activities to date. With its 7 halls, atrium and large courtyard with an orchard, where old varieties of fruit trees flourish, it has become a popular meeting point for a wide range of activities – concerts, lectures, round tables, celebrations, festivities and congresses are held here.
In addition to its own programme to preserve and promote its rich heritage, the Institute also rents out its halls to external users. You can organise seminars, conferences, presentations and team-building events here, or you can get married in the romantic shelter of the ancient walls.
There is also a permanent exhibition on the life and work of our greatest architect, Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) – Architect in Ljubljana, Prague and Vienna. The exhibition was created by Dr Damjan Prelovšek and donated to the Mekinj Monastery in 2019.
Guided tours are available if you wish to learn more about the rich history, and we also organise children’s birthday celebrations and active holiday childcare during the summer holidays.
It has 60 overnight accommodations. There are 18 rooms, which have been renovated, but deliberately preserve the spirit of the past by avoiding modern appliances – you will not find TV, air conditioning, telephone, but tranquillity and peace, which guarantee well-being and a peaceful sleep.
– 2 single rooms with private bathroom
– 1 single room
– 3 double rooms with private bathroom
– 2 double rooms
– 1 double room (bunk beds)
– 2 triple rooms
– 3 quadruple rooms (2 bunk beds)
– 4 six-bedded rooms (3 bunk beds)
Breakfast is prepared at your request, using local ingredients as much as possible and tailored to your wishes. The fruit offered to guests is seasonal and grown in their own orchard, and the juices are mostly made from produce from their own orchard.
A stay at Mekinje Monastery is a great opportunity for those who want to spend time in nature or explore the Kamnik peaks and the Kamnik Bistrica Valley.
A stay at Mekinje Monastery is a great opportunity for those who want to spend time in nature or explore the Kamnik peaks and the Kamnik Bistrica valley.This year, the facility is proudly opening its doors to honeymooners who wish to take their vows of love in the romantic ambience of a former monastery, where the purpose of centuries past is reflected in the immense peace and tranquillity that radiates from the old walls and fills every room. With numerous restored halls, a professional kitchen, a fairy-tale atrium, its own chapel and a huge garden, the whole complex provides an unforgettable atmosphere and satisfies every desire.