Kostel is a settlement an a municipality in soothren Slovenie. It locatit on the left bank o the Kolpa River next tae the border wi Croatie. It is pairt o the traditional region o Lawer Carniola an is now includit in the Sootheast Slovenie statistical region.
Its main landmark frae which the settlement an the municipality are named is Kostel Castle, built on a cliff abuin the Kolpa Valley. The castle is surroondit bi a sma mercat settlement. It dates tae the 13t century wi various additions ower the centuries an wis an important defense fortification against Ottoman raids.
- Kostel municipal site
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number 910
- Slovenian Ministry of Culture register of national heritage reference number ešd 1808