Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Negova is a picturesque village which lies on the edge of the hilly Slovenske gorice. It was already populated during the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. The village was first mentioned in 1106 under the name Negoinzelo and in the year 1265 as Negowe. The area of Negova has rich cultural and natural heritage. The most important sights are the castle Negova, the Church of Virgin Mary, sacred signs, a plague, a pillory stone and more. Among the natural heritage belongs the Negova lake, many ponds, which are remains of lakes and mineral springs in the Scavnica valley. The castle of Negova was first mentioned in the year 1425 as vest Negav. The castle is divided into three parts, which are the front part, the new part and the old part. The first owner of the castle with surroundings was the family Spanheim. Near the castle is located interesting herb garden Negova. Negova lake is situated southeast from the village Negova. On the lake we can see the white water lily and a rare water nut. Negova is recognized by many famous people, such as Ivan Kramberger, politician and benefactor, Anton Trstenjak, psychologist, theologian, anthropologist, philosopher, graphologist and Matej Slekovec, historian and theologian.

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