Most na Soči

Most na Soči
Most na Soči
Reservoir on the Soča River near the town of Most na Soči
Most na Soči is located in Slovenia
Most na Soči
Location in Slovenia
Coordinates: 46°9′8.24″N 13°44′39.6″E / 46.1522889°N 13.744333°E / 46.1522889; 13.744333Coordinates: 46°9′8.24″N 13°44′39.6″E / 46.1522889°N 13.744333°E / 46.1522889; 13.744333
Country Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia
Region Slovenian Littoral
Municipality Tolmin
Area
 – Total 1.57 km2 (0.6 sq mi)
Elevation 179 m (587 ft)
Population (2002)
 – Total 236
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Most na Soči is a town in the Municipality of Tolmin in the Littoral region of Slovenia. It was named Sveta Lucija ob Soči until 1952. Other historical names include Slovene: Sveta Lucija na Mostu, Italian: Santa Lucia (di Tolmino) and German: St Luzia or Maurus Brucke. It is located on a rocky crest above the confluence of Soča and Idrijca rivers. In the past these two riverbeds, deeply carved into the rocky slopes, provided the settlement with excellent protection from intruders. Due to the nearby Doblar hydro plant, the basins of the river were entirely inundated and below the settlement a vast reservoir was formed, which now attracts both fishermen and visitors, who can stroll along some well-kept panoramic paths.[2]

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History

Exceptional archaeological finds – more than 7,000 grave sites discovered so far – rank this location among one of the most important prehistoric settlements in Europe. Rich finds date back in the period from the late Bronze Age to Roman period. Most of them originate from an Iron Age community which was named the Sveta Lucija Culture. The finds are on display at many museums, i.e. in Vienna, Trieste, and Tolmin. Archeologists from the Tolmin Museum are still discovering stunning finds.[3]

Cultural Heritage

The restored and protected remains of a Roman house are located in Most na Soči. The parish church in the settlement is dedicated to Saint Lucy and belongs to the Diocese of Koper. A second church in the parish is dedicated to Saint Maurus.[4] The first written record of the church dates from 1192. Another interesting site is a monument to soldiers from World War I at Postaja. The birthplace of the writer Ciril Kosmač is part of the Genius Loci European program, which connects birthplaces of famous artists: Giotto, Goya, Lorca, Novalis, and Kosmač.

Natural Heritage

The principal natural feature of Most na Soči is its lake. Although artificial, it is the same unique color as the Soča. It gives the town an atmosphere of tranquility and softness and offers many opportunities for recreation. Flat limestone layers at Pod Ključem are a feature of geological interest.

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