Spodnja Sorica

Spodnja Sorica
Spodnja Sorica

Location in Slovenia

Coordinates: 46°13′4.74″N 14°1′58.99″E / 46.2179833°N 14.0330528°E / 46.2179833; 14.0330528Coordinates: 46°13′4.74″N 14°1′58.99″E / 46.2179833°N 14.0330528°E / 46.2179833; 14.0330528
Country Slovenia
Traditional Region Upper Carniola
Statistical region Upper Carniola
Municipality Železniki
Elevation 783.5 m (2,570.5 ft)
Population (2002)
  Total 102

Spodnja Sorica (pronounced [ˈspoːdnja ˈsoːɾitsa]; German: Unterzarz[2]) is a village in the Municipality of Železniki in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia.

It is the birthplace of the Slovene Impressionist painter Ivan Grohar. The house in which he was born stands in the middle of the village and holds a small collection of items associated with Grohar and an ethnographic collection as well as a gallery. The local church, dedicated to Saint Nicholas, also contains some of Grohar's early paintings and there is a statue of him nearby.[3]


  1. Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia
  2. Leksikon občin kraljestev in dežel zastopanih v državnem zboru, vol. 6: Kranjsko. 1906. Vienna: C. Kr. Dvorna in Državna Tiskarna, p. 62.
  3. Sorica Tourist Association site

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