Religious tourism

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Slovenia boasts a very well preserved cultural heritage, a large part of which consists of churches and other religious buildings. Churches of various periods can be seen in Slovenia:

- Ancient Early Christian basilicas,
- Pre-Romanesque chapels,
- Gothic and Renaissance churches,
- Baroque and Neo-Romanesque churches,
- Modern churches.

Hilltop churches are a special feature of Slovenia. Religious communities are another important element of religious heritage. Slovenia still has more than 30 active monasteries/friaries and five active convents.

Slovenia has many pilgrimage centres where, throughout history, people have come together on specific days to fortify themselves through faith, prayer and devotional songs. Pilgrimage centres are thus places where people draw new strength. They help believers deepen their ties with God, while to non-believers they offer a wealth of historical and artistic sights of interest. The following are the most important pilgrimage centres in Slovenia:

- Brezje – the Basilica of Mary, Help of Christians contains a famous painting of the Virgin and Child by Leopold Layer of Kranj. Around 300,000 believers visit Brezje each year.

- Ptujska Gora – the most important pilgrimage route in the Štajerska region. The Gothic church with its early fifteen-century image of the Virgin Protectress with her Mantle is one of Slovenia's most beautiful churches. It receives over 60,000 visitors every year. Ptujska Gora is also a popular destination for hikers and cyclists.

- Sveta Gora above Solkan – the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption is Slovenia's oldest pilgrim church, built in a style between Gothic and Renaissance. Besides Slovenes, this 16th-century church receives many pilgrims from Friuli and elsewhere in Italy.

Two other important pilgrim churches are Velesevo and Crngrob. Other important centres of pilgrimage are monasteries:

- Stična – Slovenia's oldest monastery (founded in 1132), home to a community of Cistercians or White Monks. Contains the largest collection of medieval manuscripts, including the fifteenth-century Stična Manuscript, one of the earliest documents written in Slovene.

- Pleterje Charterhouse – founded in the 15th century, Pleterje is the only still active Carthusian monastery in Slovenia. There is an open-air museum in front of the monastery complex.

A number of pilgrimage routes lead to these centres of pilgrimage, which are the centre of spiritual life. Well-known pilgrimage routes in Slovenia:

- The Hemma Pilgrimage Trail, named after St Hemma or Emma of Gurk. The trail continues into Austria.

- The Marian Pilgrimage Trail is also connected with Austria.

- The St Martin Trail enters Slovenia from Hungary.
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MapChurch of the Holy Trinity in Kamna Gorica,  Kamna Gorica

MapChurch of the Holy Trinity, Orehovica at Vipava,  Orehovica

MapChurch of the Virgin (Marijina cerkev) in Log,  Dolga Poljana

MapChurch of the Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas in Selo (THE ROMANESQUE ROTUNDA),  Selo

MapChurch of Virgin Mary in the Field,  Bovec

Church of. St. Peter and Paul, Tomaj

Church on Tabor, Tabor

MapChurch Saint Mary on the Lake,  Golo Brdo

MapDravograd: The Baroque church of St. Peter on Kronska gora,  Šentjanž pri Dravogradu

MapDravograd: The church of The Holy Spirit at Ojstrica,  Ojstrica

MapEvangelical Lutheran Church of Jesus the Good Shepherd in Moravske Toplice,  Moravske Toplice

MapExaltation of the Holy Cross Church in Srednja Dobrava,  Srednja Dobrava

MapHoly Trinity Church (sveta Trojica church),  Vrhnika

MapMaršiči – The Church of Sv. Urh,  Maršiči

MapMuta: Rotunda of St. John the Baptist at Spodnja Muta,  Muta

MapParish Church of Our Lady,  Cerknica

MapParish Church of St. Barholomew (sv. Jernej),  Rogatec

MapParish Church of St. Nicholas,  Metlika

MapParish Church of Sv. Štefan,  Ribnica

MapParish church St. Peter in Gornja Radgona,  Gornja Radgona

Plague monument, Bogo pri Štjaku

MapReligious buildings in Logatec,  Logatec

MapSan Giusto?s church,,  Koper

MapSlovenj Gradec: The church of St. George,  Legen

MapSlovenj Gradec: The church of St. Pankrat,  Stari Trg

MapSt. Ann’s Church,  Leskovec pri Krškem

MapSt. Apolonia’s church (Bezovica),  Bezovica

MapSt. Catherine's Church in Jelovo,  Jelovo

MapSt. Clement or Lady of Health Church,  Piran

MapSt. Cross's Church in Svibno,  Svibno

MapSt. Donat Church,  Piran

MapSt. Francis Church,  Piran

MapSt. Ivan’s and Paul’s church (Babiči),  Babiči

MapSt. John's church in Pocakovo,  Počakovo

MapSt. Joseph’s Church,  Trška Gora

MapSt. Laurence’s Church,  Gora

MapSt. Margaret's church in Jagnjenica,  Jagnjenica

MapSt. Martin's church in Vrhovo,  Vrhovo

MapSt. Nicholas church,  Vrba

MapSt. Paul’s church (Črnotoče),  Črnotiče

MapSt. Peter´s Church,  Šempeter v Savinj.Dolini

MapSt. Peter’s Church,  Brestanica

MapSt. Peter's Church in Radeče,  Radeče

MapSt. Rocco Church,  Piran

MapSt. Rock’s and St. Sebastian’s church (Boršt),  Boršt

MapSt. Stephen Church,  Piran

MapSt. Stephen’s Church,  Nemška vas

MapSt. Valentine’s church (Črni kal),  Črni Kal

MapSuccursal Church of Sv. Križ,  Jurjevica

MapSuccursal Church of Sv. Lenart,  Nemška vas

MapSuccursal Church of Sv. Peter,  Prigorica

MapSuccursal Church of Sv. Tomaž,  Velike Poljane

MapSuccursal Church of Sv. Trojica,  Hrovača

MapSuccursal Church of the Name of Mary,  Goriča vas

Svetišče Marijino Celje

Synagogue Lendava

MapThe Capuchin Monastery, Krško,  Krško

MapThe Chapel of the Holy Virgin of Lourdes,  Koprivnica

MapThe Church of Holy Trinity,  Vinji Vrh pri Semiču

MapThe Church of Mary the Ascended,  Koprivnica

MapThe Church of Saint Mary in Ponikve,  Ponikve

MapThe Church of St. Ahac (Sv. Ahac) in Prilesje,  Plave

MapThe church of St. Andrew,  Zgornje Jezersko

MapThe church of St. Anton,  Špitalič

MapThe church of St. Basso,  Koper

The Church of St. Cantianus (Sv. Kancijan) in Britof

MapThe church of St. Jernej,  Kočevje

MapThe Church of St. John the Evangelist,  Krško

MapThe Church of St. Mary of the Assumption,  Kanal

MapThe Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Kubed,  Kubed

MapThe Church of St. Nicholas, Gračišče,  Gračišče

MapThe church of St. Peter,  Piran

MapThe Church of St. Ulrich (Sveti Urh) in Bovec,  Bovec

MapThe Church of the Holy Cross,  Podbočje

MapThe Church of the Holy Trinity, Hrastovlje,  Hrastovlje

MapThe Church of the Holy Virgin,  Krško

MapThe Church of the Mother of Sorrows (Cerkev žalostne matere Božje), Središče ob Dravi,  Središče ob Dravi

The old chaplaincy, Štorje

MapThe parish Church of Mary’s Asumption, Movraž,  Movraž

MapThe parish Church of St. Cantianius, Truške,  Truške

MapThe parish Church of St. Cross, Marezige,  Marezige

MapThe parish church of St. Judoc,  Dobrna

MapThe pilgrimage Church of the Assumption of Mary, Glem,  Glem

MapThe Rajhenburg Castle Romance and Gothic Chapel,  Brestanica

MapThe St. Benedict Catholic Church in Goričko, Prekmurje,  Kančevci

MapThe St. Rupert Church,  Videm

The succursal Church of Chorpus Christi

MapThe succursal Church of St. Martin, Labor,  Labor

MapThe succursal Church of St. Nazarius, Glem,  Glem

The succursal Church of St. Vitus

MapThe succursal Church of the Sacred Heart, Sočerga,  Sočerga

MapThe widest nut tree and the Church of the St. John the,  Kočevska Reka

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MapKamnik, Mali grad Castle and Two-storey Chapel,  Kamnik

MapVršič, Russian Chapel,  Kranjska Gora

MapChapel of Peter Pavel Glavar in Lanšprež,  Rodine pri Trebnjem

MapChurch Holy Cross`s Finding in Koprivnik,  Koprivnik v Bohinju

MapChurch of St. Joseph,  Kamnik

MapChurch St. Ahac - Nemški Rovt,  Nemški Rovt

MapHubert's Chapel (Hubertova kapelca),  Spodnje Jezersko

MapItalian Military Chapel on Mt. Planica,  Kobarid

MapPyramid hill (Piramida),  Maribor

MapSt. Magdalena`s Church in Brod,  Brod

MapSt. Paul`s Church in Stara Fužina,  Stara Fužina

MapThe Chapel of The Holy Tomb,  Novo Mesto

MapThe Podbrežnik chapel,  Logarska Dolina

MapSt. Anton Puščavnik (Anton the Hermit) Church in Pokljuka,  Koprivnik v Bohinju

MapSt. Margaret`s Church in Jereka,  Jereka

MapSv. Martin Church - Spodnje Podjelje,  Podjelje

MapCalvary near Smlednik,  Smlednik

MapChapel in Manče, Vipava,  Manče

Chapel of Holy Trinity

MapChapel of Mary of the Snows,  Velika Planina

MapChapel of St. Josef, Orehovica at Vipava,  Orehovica

Chapel of the Holy Family

MapChapel of the Holy Sepulchure,  Kamnik

MapChapels in Gradišče at Vipava,  Gradišče pri Vipavi

MapChurch in Trenta Village,  Trenta

MapChurch of St. Stephen, Vipava,  Vipava

MapJarh Chapel in Stari dvor,  Stari Dvor

MapMuta: Ecological Chapel,  Muta

MapPillar mark in Vrhovo,  Vrhovo

MapThe chapel of Madonna (Marija),  Županje Njive

MapThe Chapel of st. Anna,  Radenci

MapThe chapel on the Milana Majcna street,  Radeče

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