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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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MapBasilica of Mary help of Christians,  Brezje

MapBogojina, Church of the Ascension,  Bogojina

MapCathedral,  Maribor

MapChurch of St. Nicholas (sv. Nikolaj), Provost's Church,  Novo Mesto

MapGornji Grad, Church of St. Mohor and St. Fortunatus,  Gornji Grad

MapHrastovlje, Church of the Holy Trinity,  Hrastovlje

MapJavorca, Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit (sv. Duh),  Tolmin

MapKoper (Capodistria), the Cathedral of the Assumption (Stolnica Marijinega vnebovzetja),  Koper

MapPilgrimage Centre with the Church of St. Mohor and St. Fortunatus and the Church of St. Peter,  Stahovica

MapPtujska Gora, Church of the Virgin Protectress (Marija Zaščitnica),  Ptujska Gora

MapStolnica (Cerkev sv. Nikolaja) / The Cathedral (Church of St. Nicholas),  Ljubljana

MapSveta Gora - Holy Mountain,  Solkan

MapCalvary in Šmarje pri Jelšah,  Šmarje pri Jelšah

MapCelje, Church of St. Daniel (sv. Danijel),  Celje

MapCerkev Kristusovega učlovečenja / Church of Christ's Incarnation,  Ljubljana

MapCerkev sv. Frančiška / Church of St. Francis,  Ljubljana

MapCerkev sv. Jožefa / Church of St. Joseph,  Ljubljana

MapCerkev svetega Florijana (St. Florian Church),  Ljubljana

MapChurch of St. Michael,  Črna vas

MapDomanjševci (Domonkosfa), Chapel of St. Martin (formerly St. Venceslav),  Domanjševci

MapFrančiškanska cerkev (Cerkev Marijinega oznanenja) / Franciscan Church (Church of the Annunciation),  Ljubljana

MapKomenda, Church of St. Peter,  Komenda

MapKoper (Capodistria), Church of the Carmelite Madonna (Cerkev Karmelske Matere božje),  Koper

MapKoper (Capodistria), Rotunda of St. Elijah (sv. Elija), Church of the Assumption (Marijino vnebovzetje),  Koper

MapKostanjevica monastery,  Nova Gorica

MapKranj, Church of St. Cantius, Cantianus, Cantianilla, and Protus (sv. Kancij, Kancijan, Kancijanila in Prot),  Kranj

MapLeše above Prevalje, Ambience with the churches of St. Anne (sv Ana) and St. Volbenk (sv. Volbenk),  Leše

MapNova Štifta, Church of the Assumption (Marijino vnebovzetje),  Nova Štifta

MapPetrovče, Church of the Visitation,  Petrovče

MapPilgrimage Church of Mary on Sladka gora,  Šmarje pri Jelšah

MapPiran (Pirano), Church of St. Mary of the Snows (Marija Snežna),  Piran

MapPiran, Baptistery of St. John the Baptist (sv. Janez Krstnik),  Piran

MapPodljubelj, The Church of Sv. Ana,  Podljubelj

MapRosary Church,  Kranj

MapSlovenj Gradec, Church of St. Elizabeth (sv. Elizabeta),  Slovenj Gradec

MapSlovenj Gradec, Church of the Holy Spirit (Sv. Duh),  Slovenj Gradec

MapSolčava, Church of Our Lady of the Snows (Marija Snežna),  Solčava

MapSt. Areh,  Šmartno na Pohorju

MapThe Church of the Sad Mother of God,  Leskovec pri Krškem

MapThe Franciscan Monastery,  Novo Mesto

MapThe Franciscans monastery church,  Koper

MapThe Minorite Church and Monastery,  Maribor

MapThe Provost's House,  Novo Mesto

MapThe statue of Mary of Solčava,  Solčava

MapTri fare pilgrimage in Rosalnice,  Rosalnice

MapTrnovo Church (Church of St. John the Baptist),  Ljubljana

MapUršulinski samostan & Cerkev sv. trojice / Ursuline Monastery & Church of the Holy Trinity,  Ljubljana

MapZgornje Jezersko, Church of St. Oswald (sv. Ožbolt),  Zgornje Jezersko

MapAloysius church,  Maribor

MapAssumption of Mary Parish Church in Primskovo,  Kranj

MapCerkev sv. Jurija in sv. Magdalene,  Motnik

MapCerkev svetega Jakoba (Church of St James),  Ljubljana

MapChapel of Peter Pavel Glavar in Lanšprež,  Rodine pri Trebnjem

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

MapChurch of Madona`s assumption,  Bitnje

MapChurch of Mary's annunciation,  Kamnik

MapChurch of Mati Božja,  Velenje

MapChurch of St. Andrej,  Velenje

MapChurch of St. Catherine,  Lendava

MapChurch of St. Jacob,  Koper

MapChurch of St. Joseph,  Kamnik

MapChurch of St. Jurij (St. George) in Dobrnič,  Dobrnič

MapChurch of St. Lucy in Dražgoše,  Dražgoše

MapChurch of St. Stephen, Zanigrad,  Zanigrad

MapChurch of St. Tilen,  Šentilj pod Turjakom

MapChurch of Sv. Rok,  Brežice

MapChurch St. Ahac - Nemški Rovt,  Nemški Rovt

MapChurch st. Martin,  Velenje

MapEvangelical-Lutheran Church,  Maribor

MapEvangeličanska cerkev (Lutheran Church),  Ljubljana

MapFranciscan church,  Maribor

MapGreben nad Gradiščem-Church of Sv. Tomaž,  Loke v Tuhinju

MapGreek Catholic Church of St. Cyril and St. Methodius,  Metlika

MapHoly spirit Church - by the Bohinj Lake,  Ribčev Laz

MapOur lady of consolation,  Piran

MapParish Church of Sv. Janez Krstnik (John the Baptist),  Mirna

MapParish Church of the Assumption of Mary,  Trebnje

MapPravoslavna cerkev (Ortodox Church),  Ljubljana

MapSacred Heart Church in Drežnica,  Drežnica

MapSt. Blaise church,  Koper

MapSt. Clara church and the monastery,  Koper

MapSt. Joseph`s church,  Maribor

MapSt. Laurence’s Church on Raka,  Raka

MapSt. Magdalena`s Church in Brod,  Brod

MapSt. Mary Ascension Church,  Strunjan

MapSt. Nicholas Church,  Koper

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

MapSt. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Church,  Gažon

MapSt. Rosalie’s Church,  Krško

MapSuccursal Church of Sv. Ožbalt in Čirče,  Kranj

MapSuccursal church on Pungart,  Kranj

MapSv. Frančišek Ksaverij Parish Church,  Radmirje

MapSv. Jakob,  Podkraj pri Velenju

MapSv. Jakob Church in Okonina,  Okonina

MapSv. Janeza Krstnika,  Vinska Gora

MapSv. Martin Parish Church in Stražišče,  Kranj

MapSv. Mihael Church in Radmirje,  Radmirje

MapThe Basilica of the Mary from Lourdes,  Brestanica

MapThe cemetery church of St. Andrew, Koštabona,  Koštabona

MapThe Church of the Mother of God in Nazarje,  Nazarje

MapThe church of St. Cosmas and St. Damian, Koštabona,  Koštabona

MapThe Church of St. Florian, Kubed,  Kubed

MapThe Church of St. John The Evangelist in Dolenje Kamence,  Dolenje Kamenje

MapThe Church of St. Joseph,  Tržič

MapThe church of St. LadislavBeltinci,  Beltinci

MapThe Church of St. Leonard,  Novo Mesto

MapThe Church of St. Leonard in Gotna vas,  Novo Mesto

MapThe church of St. Maria Magdalena, Smokvica,  Smokvica

MapThe Church of St. Michael,  Novo Mesto

MapThe church of Sv. Ana with the Black Madonna,  Koprivna

MapThe church of the Holy Spirit, Podolševa,  Solčava

MapThe Gallery of the Holy Ghost,  Krško

MapThe Holy Mother of God Pilgrimage Church,  Velika Loka

MapThe Monastery and the Church of St. Martha,  Koper

MapThe monastery church of St. Anna,  Koper

MapThe parish church of St. Georg,  Pomjan

MapThe parish church of St. John the Baptist,  Predloka

MapThe parish church of St. Martin in Kamnica,  Kamnica

MapThe parish church of St. Michael, Krkavče,  Krkavče

MapThe parish church of sv. Ana (st. Anne) in Dolenjske Toplice,  Dolenjske Toplice

MapThe parish church of sv. Andrej (st. Andrew), the apostle in Kočevske Poljane,  Kočevske Poljane

MapZgornji Tuhinj,  Zgornji Tuhinj

MapChurch od St. Mohor in Fortunat,  Kozjak

MapChurch of St. Helen, Podpeč,  Podpeč

MapChurch of St. Thomas the Apostle, Osp,  Osp

MapChurch of Sv. Jurij (St. George),  Bistrica pri Tržiču

MapChurch of the Blessed Virgin,  Koper

MapMother of God Church on Rosulje,  Primož pri Ljubnem

MapParish church of St. Andrew and St. Jacob, Popetre,  Popetre

MapParish church, located at the source of the river Rižana,  Bezovica

MapParish curch of St. Oswald,  Zgornje Jezersko

MapPekrska gorca hill,  Maribor

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

MapSt. Jurij’s Church,  Zdole

MapSt. Margaret`s Church in Jereka,  Jereka

MapSt. Martin`s Church in Srednja Vas,  Srednja vas v Bohinju

MapSt. Nicholas Church in Ljubenske Rastke,  Ljubno ob Savinji

MapSt. Nicolaus Church in Bohinjska Bistrica,  Bohinjska Bistrica

MapSuccursal Church of Sv. Jernej in Stražišče,  Kranj

MapSv. Brikcij,  Šenbric

MapSv. Elizabeta Parish Church in Ljubno,  Ljubno ob Savinji

MapSv. Lovrenc Parish Church,  Brežice

MapSv. Martin Church - Spodnje Podjelje,  Podjelje

MapSv. Nikolaj,  Velenje

MapSv. Ožbolt,  Škalske Cirkovce

MapSv. Primož Church,  Primož pri Ljubnem

MapSveti Jošt,  Paški Kozjak

MapThe chapel of Christ the King in the Logar valley,  Logarska Dolina

MapThe Church of the Virgin Mary in Kokarje,  Kokarje

MapThe Church of Christ The Saviour,  Nova Gorica

MapThe Church of Christ, the Resurrected,  Senovo

MapThe Church of St. Catherine at Čreta,  Čreta pri Kokarjah

MapThe Church of St. Catherine at Gorica,  Lačja vas

MapThe Church of St. Gavasius and Protasius in Rovt,  Rovt pod Menino

MapThe Church of St. John The Baptist,  Novo Mesto

MapThe Church of St. Jošt in Rovt,  Rovt pod Menino

MapThe Church of St. Martin in Šmartno by Dreta,  Šmartno ob Dreti

MapThe Church of St. Nicolas,  Žalec

MapThe Church of St. Peter in Bočna,  Bočna

MapThe Church of St. Urban in Dobrovlje,  Dobrovlje pri Mozirju

MapThe Church of the Holy Ghost,  Veliki Trn

MapThe Chursh of St. Kancian,  Žalec


MapThe parish church of Mary´s Ascension,  Dekani

MapThe parish church of St. Anton,  Sv.Anton

MapThe parish church of sv. Erazem (st. Erasmus) in Soteska,  Soteska

MapThe parish church of the assumption of Mary,  Dobrna

MapThe parish Church of the Immaculate Mother of God, Šmarje,  Šmarje

MapCalvary hill (Kalvarija),  Maribor

MapCastle Church of Sv. Jurij,  Ortnek

MapChapel of Holy Trinity,  Lendava

Chapel of Mary Help of Christians, Lokev

Chapel of St. Anthony, Lipica

MapChurch in Kozana,  Kozana

MapChurch in the village Gradno,  Gradno

MapChurch in Trenta Village,  Trenta

MapChurch of All Saints (Cerkev vseh svetnikov), Svetinje,  Ivanjkovci

MapChurch of Blessed Virgin Mary at Mengore,  Kozaršče


MapChurch of Mary Help of Christians in Ljubno,  Ljubno

MapChurch of Mary’s Assumption (Bertoki),  Bertoki

MapChurch of Mary’s Birth, Pomjan,  Pomjan

MapChurch of Our Lady of Sorrows in Zebnik,  Žebnik

MapChurch of Saint Andrew,  Vrhovlje pri Kožbani

MapChurch of SantLeonard,  Dolnje Cerovo

MapChurch of St Andrew in Mošnje,  Mošnje

MapChurch of St John the Baptist in Spodnji Otok,  Spodnji Otok

MapChurch of St Lambert in Lancovo,  Lancovo

MapChurch of St Leonard in Kropa,  Kropa

Church of St Lucy in Zadnja vas

MapChurch of St Peter above Begunje,  Begunje na Gorenjskem

MapChurch of St Peter in Radovljica,  Radovljica

MapChurch of St Ulrich in Begunje,  Begunje na Gorenjskem

MapChurch of St. Ann in Tunjice,  Tunjice

Church of St. Anna, Razguri

Church of St. Anthony, Mahniči - subsidiary

Church of St. Anthony, Šepulje

MapChurch of St. Benedict,  Zgornje Stranje

MapChurch of St. Bolfenk,  Kog

Church of St. Catherine, Tabor - Bogo - subsidiary

Church of St. Cross, Križ

MapChurch of st. Cross, Vrhpolje at Vipava, Vipava valley,  Vrhpolje

MapChurch of St. Cyril and Methodius,  Radenci

MapChurch of St. Dominic,  Izola

Church of St. Elijah, Kopriva

MapChurch of St. Florjan - Zakal,  Zakal

MapChurch of St. Francis of Assisi (Sv. Frančišek Asiški) in Vipavski Križ,  Vipavski Križ

MapChurch of St. George (Jurij),  Nevlje

Church of St. George, Dutovlje

MapChurch of st. Hieronim at Nanos, Vipava valley,  Nanos

MapChurch of St. James (sv. Jakob), Ormož,  Ormož

Church of St. James, Štjak

MapChurch of st. Jernej,  Senično

MapChurch of St. John (sv. Janez), Hum pri Ormožu,  Hum pri Ormožu

MapChurch of St. John the Evangelist,  Izola

MapChurch of St. Joseph (Sv. Jožef) in Soča,  Soča

MapChurch of St. Katarina,  Lom pod Storžičem

Church of St. Laurence, Kazlje

MapChurch of St. Leonard (Sv. Lenart),  Bovec

MapChurch of St. Leonard (sv. Lenart), Podgorci,  Podgorci

MapChurch of St. Martin in Martjanci,  Martjanci

Church of St. Martin, Griže - subsidiary

MapChurch of st. Martin, Manče at Vipava,  Manče

Church of St. Martin, Sežana

MapChurch of St. Matija, Slap at Vipava,  Slap

MapChurch of St. Michael,  Biljana

Church of St. Michael, Lokev

MapChurch of St. Miklavž,  Šmartno v Tuhinju

MapChurch of St. Mohor and Fortunat, Podraga, Vipava,  Podraga

MapChurch of St. Nicholas (sv. Miklavž), Miklavž pri Ormožu,  Miklavž pri Ormožu

Church of St. Nicholas, Avber

MapChurch of St. Nicholas, Nanos, Vipava valley,  Nanos

Church of St. Notburga, Kreplje

MapChurch of St. Peter,  Črnomelj

MapChurch of St. Primož and Felicijan, Vrhpolje at Vipava,  Vrhpolje

MapChurch of St. Quiricus, Sočerga,  Sočerga

MapChurch of St. Stephen in Log pod Mangrtom (Sv. Štefan),  Log pod Mangartom

MapChurch of St. Stephen, Vipava,  Vipava

MapChurch of St. Thomas,  Koper

Church of St. Thomas, Stomaž

MapChurch of St. Thomas, Sveti Tomaž,  Sveti Tomaž

MapChurch of the Assumption of Mary in Lesce,  Lesce

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Gura - Povir

Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Šmarje

MapChurch of the Holy Cross - The Hall in the Park,  Krško

MapChurch of the Holy Spirit (Cerkev svetega Duha), Središče ob Dravi,  Središče ob Dravi

MapChurch of the holy Three Kings in Brunk,  Brunk

MapChurch of the Holy Trinity,  Koper

MapChurch of the Holy Trinity (sv. Trojica), Velika Nedelja,  Velika Nedelja

MapChurch of the holy Trinity in Cimerno,  Čimerno

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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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