Interesting facts about Zakriž

The village Zarkiž prides itself upon much cultural things worth seeing.
One of these is the rural church of Saint Andrew (Sv. Andrej) that is famous not only for its beauty but also its organ which is unique because of the five stops and the pedal. Such kind of an instrument is very rare in Europe.
The Italian forts from WWII, which can be closely viewed by an organized sightseeing tour given by the locals, are also very interesting.
The village also has four fruit drying houses (pajštve) that were once vital for survival.
Zakriž offers the showing of distilling and the tasting of some homemade snaps at the native homes.
One of the sightseeing worth seeing are the troughs that were a part of Cerklanjsko’s oldest aqueduct. There are also memorial plaques and tokens of the national liberation activities in the village. Julia’s house is another thing worth of interest as it is over 300 years old. In a nearby village Rebrah a burial ground of the WWII victims can be found. A Roman road, whose location was kept known with the oral tradition, is suitable for a walk.

Apart from the cultural sightseeing the village has much natural importance, such as the rich fauna and flora. The Natura 2000 insured two animal kinds of the region – a butterfly known as The Jersey Tiger (Euplagia quadripunctaria) and The Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros). The meadow in ”Jezero” is special because small ponds appear in it after the rain. Križ, where the old hamlet once stood, is a nice path for promenade. Many forest fruits and medicinal herbs can be bore around the village. One can also observe the wildlife (the birds, the roe deer, the rabbits, the squirrels, the wild hawks, etc.).
Should you decide to walk from Cerkno to Zakriž (2 km) one should stop and see a small waterfall near ’’Kahlč’’.

The members of the Cultural and Art Society Zarja Zakriž invite you to take part in the plays that preserve the customs and habits of the place. The performance ’’Jejdaw somn’’ is especially famous and is a yearly event that takes place every fourth Sunday in October.

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