Hruševica

Hruševica is an average sized settlement on the eastern part of the Komen plateau, which covers the area between Štanjel and Tupelče.

Hruševica is an average sized settlement on the eastern part of the Komen plateau, which covers the area between Štanjel and Tupelče. It is 2.5 kilometres away from Štanjel and 7 kilometres from Komen.
The first data of people settling in this area date back to prehistoric times. A small hill fort is found here called Debela Griža, which became overgrown by a pine forest at the beginning of the 20th century. In the past, the village also had a quarry, from where dark-grey Karst marble was taken. A Roman road led past the hill fort in past centuries, which ran through the Karst connecting San Pelagio/ Šempolaj with Ajdovščina, where a large Roman centre had been established. According to oral tradition, at the time when the sheep breeding was flourishing, the inhabitants began the activity of spinning wool. The village is believed to have had spinning factories set up as cooperatives. A number of villagers worked in sericulture, where numerous mulberry trees (which are still alive today), provided food for the silkworms. 
A small church of St. Joseph treasures a stone baroque altar from the 18 century. In the center of the village stands a statue of St. John Nepomucene, next to the is a NOB monument dedicated to the fell NOB combatants and by the road to Štanjel you can admire a pil.

The village has a population of 151 people and is situated 293 metres above sea-level.

 

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