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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MapSt. Jost church,  Dobrna

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

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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. 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

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 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

MapThe succursal Church of St. Martin, Labor,  Labor

MapThe succursal Church of St. Nazarius, Glem,  Glem

MapThe succursal Church of the Sacred Heart, Sočerga,  Sočerga

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