Orientation & Geography

Europe, Slovenia, Upper Carniola

Kropa is a settlement in the Radovljica municipality in the Upper Carniola region of Slovenia. It is famous for its traditional smithies which produce a variety of decorative metal fittings. There is an Iron Forging Museum in Kropa. Metalworking has an ancient tradition in Kropa with evidence of metalworks from Celtic times in the wider area and the earliest furnaces actually in Kropa from the 14th century onwards. There are two churches in Kropa, the church of St Leonard and the church dedicated to the Virgin.