Square Kontrada

Kontrada is the oldest settlement area of Kanal, formed in the period from the High Middle Ages to the 19th century. The first mention of Kanal is connected to the mention of its church (Church of Mary) in 1296. It is believed that the court of the Counts of Gorizia stood nearby as well.

Kontrada is the heart of the summer cultural activities in Kanal. The Medieval stone square surrounded by narrowly constructed buildings is accessible from the northern and southern directions through a vaulted entrance. The square opens up a view to the complex of the Gothic house and Kolar's house featuring an exhibition room, a gallery and memorial room named after the graphic artist Riko Debenjak. The gallery was arranged in 1977 in one of the four defence towers. Today it is well established in a wide cultural sphere.

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