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in the countryside
Selo is a hilly, wavy settlement, a picturesque place with magnificent scenery, which makes it a popular destination for trips and excursions. The village has a rich cultural heritage. The Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas
– a unique Romanesque Rotunada, is its most prominent cultural and architectural attraction. According to legend, the church originally belonged to the Knights Templar. It is presumed that it was built during the first half of the 13th century. Gothic murals and the Romanesque architecture provide the Rotunda with distinguishing transregional flair. Due to the artistic and architectural significance of its crown elements, it is also regarded as important on an international scale. The north wall had first been painted with motives of 'The Journey and the Homage to the King by the Three Wise Men' during the 14th century, and then again around the year of 1400. Hence, the north wall features an iconographic scene featuring the Three Wise Men, while the south wall is adorned by a fresco depiction of the 'Passion of the Christ'. The bright dome features a rainbow-coloured mandorla with the Holy Trinity and Christ in Majesty. It is surrounded by symbols of the apostles. The exterior is divided by pilaster strips with a cornice with a lavish profile.
A high-energy spot – where the energies of the Cosmos and the Earth intertwine, is located near the Rotunda.
The old cemetery around the Romanesque Rotunda is the final resting place of some of the members of the once famous and influential Count Family of Matzenauer of Prosenjakovci. Calvinist (Protestant Reformed) graves – traditionally marked without a cross – can also be found at the cemetery.
Selo is a multi-religious village. Evangelical Lutheran sermons take place in the church in the centre of the village, while Catholic holy masses take place in the Romanesque Rotunda.
The local societies regularly organise various events and activities with which they provide for a pleasant and exciting village atmosphere. A local singing choir is active in the village as well. The most popular annual events of the village are the Central European Scythe-Grass-Moving Competition
in May and the Corn Husking Event (orig. 'Lüjpanje kukorce' in the Prekmurje dialect or 'Ličkanje koruze' in standard Slovene) in September. All leisure enthusiasts and casual hikers are also welcome to participate in the traditional St. Nicholas Hike in December. The village is also referred to by some as a 'sleeping beauty'. It is surrounded by beautiful nature; a magnificent scene to admire during hikes and cycling tours. Several hiking and cycling routes namely lead along and through Selo. A serviceable resting area for hikers and cyclists is also available in the village.
Selo is an excellent starting point for exploring other tourist villages, sites, and attractions of the nearby areas and also for visiting the bilingual settlements along the Slovenian-Hungarian border.
Selo is the birthplace of Reverend Evangelical Lutheran pastor Aleksander Škalič (1902-1978), one of the initiators of the idea and prominent campaigner for the building of the Selo Evangelical Lutheran Church.
The Selotourist information centre TIC Selo
; a branch of TIC Moravske Toplice
; is the office in charge of booking arrangements and organising tours of the Romanesque Rotunda.
Points of distinction : Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas – a unique Romanesque Rotunada
GPS Northing (N) : 46,7344
GPS Easting (E) : 16,2894