Gorjansko

The village prided itself on some excellent stonecutters and this tradition has survived up to the present day.

The village of Gorjansko is a large nuclear settlement on the south-western part of the Komen plateau.
The first historical data about Gorjansko dates back to the Middle Ages, when the owners of the Monastery of Rosazzo owned land here. If we look at the map of the Lords of Duino/Devin, who also owned the Parish of Gorjansko (which included the villages of Volčji Grad, Ivanji Grad, Sveto and Brje). The villagers suffered greatly in World War 1 when they were exiled because of the approaching Isonzo Front. The majority of them went to Štajerska. The Austrian army had military bases, a hospital (in the house where Štrekelj was born) and a large cemetery in the village. Most of the residents worked in quarrying and were employed in the quarry of Aurisina/Nabrežina and in two smaller quarries nearby, where red stone was dug. The village prided itself on some excellent stonecutters and this tradition has survived up to the present day. The village has also continued its excellent baking tradition, as the inhabitants of Gorjansko were known as master bakers in nearby Trieste and they bought their knowledge back to their homes.
There is historical walking trail that leads from one of the largest Austro-Hungarian military burial places at the Isonzo Front, down the valley, where the rests of a military hospital and railroad can be seen.
The church of St. Andrew and a monument to the victims of the Second World War can be found on the square. Among other things, there is also the home of the Štrekelj brothers Anton (a farming expert) and Dr. Karel Štrekelj (journalist, linguist and collector of traditional folk material). 
Nomerous wells, the village kal and the water collector supplying the drinking troughts with water, are reminders of the shortage of water in the region. However, the village sorroundings offer numerous trails, making an ideal place for strolling and cycling.


Name of the people who live in Gorjansko: Gorjanci, number of inhabitants: 276 (year 2015). The village is situated 197 metres above sea-level.

 

 

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