The defence tower guarded the Dragonja border crossing during the supremacy of the Venetians. Even a few years ago, the tower was in ruins, but now it is renovated and adorns this medieval village.
The village consists of typical houses with small windows, enclosed fireplaces, fountains and pergolas. The ruins of old houses are now being renovated in Istrian style.
You can also visit different homesteads and farm houses (such as Glem 16, Glem 17 and Glem 21), which pride themselves with external staircases, “baladur” (covered terraces) and typical courtyards.
The village of Glem also has two churches: the Church of the Assumption of Mary and the Church of St Nazarius.
The first is a stone-paved simple church with a rectangular ground plan, triple bell gable as well as two high-quality oil paintings and a stone holy water font from the 17th century.
The Church of St Nazarius was built in the 13th century. The Roman church has a semicircular apse and main facade finished with a bell gable, and a wooden altar with a painting of St Nazarius from the 17th century. The church was partially renovated in the 17th century.
The village of Glem is registered as settlement heritage in the Register of immovable cultural heritage of the Republic of Slovenia.