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The small town of Komenda, located in a flat part of the Ljubljana basin near the town of Kamnik, has an interesting history.


It was the site of a Roman staging post, a Slavic settlement and - between 1223 and 1892 - a commandery of the Order of Malta. One of its most important historical figures was Peter Pavel Glavar (1721-1784), renowned as a priest, economist and patron of art who encouraged the development of Komenda and left all his possessions to the town's residents.

Komenda has traditionally been known for horse breeding, horse racing, pottery and bee-keeping. Its major sights are the Church of St. Peter and the square surrounding it, the latter redesigned by the 20th century architect Jože Plečnik. Also worth visiting is the Glavar Benefice House with a memorial room and library.