Church of St John the Baptist, Bohinjsko Jezero

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The over 700 years old church is one of the most beautiful examples of the Middle Age architecture and fresco painting in Slovenia.

- Some of the oldest frescoes in Slovenia are found in the church and in front of it.

- In stylistic terms, the church covers time periods from Romanticism to Baroque.

- It represents an important cultural and historical monument and is a listed building.

- The Church of St. John the Baptist is thought to have been built as early as pre1300.

- The church is located on a rich historical site – archaeological finds, dating from the 1st to the 5th century, have been discovered next to the church.

- Additional information: www.janez-krstnik-bohinj.si
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  • Plenty of parking on both sides of the bridge and only a few euros for a few hours. The lake, river and church compliment each other beautifully. 
    Plenty of parking on both sides of the bridge and only a few euros for a few hours. The lake, river and church compliment each other beautifully.  more »
  • All descriptions, older than two years, are wrong. Church has now new presentation, prepared for curious visitors. They have displays with short or long descriptions of the place, church, frescoes ad....  more
    All descriptions, older than two years, are wrong. Church has now new presentation, prepared for curious visitors. They have displays with short or long descriptions of the place, church, frescoes ad....  more »
  • There is a small admission charge to view this gem of a church. The lady on the desk was very welcoming and helpful. The church is covered in wall paintings, several illustrating the life of St John. 
    There is a small admission charge to view this gem of a church. The lady on the desk was very welcoming and helpful. The church is covered in wall paintings, several illustrating the life of St John.  more »
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  • Lovely little church with a nice tower overlooking lake Bohinj...perfect for breathtaking views of scenery there. Inside also has a gift shop and nice artwork.
  • Very cool little church. Highly recommended to go and visit.
  • The local church dedicated to John the Baptist stands just outside the settlement on the shore of Lake Bohinj . Its origins are Romanesque but it was rebuilt in Gothic style in the 15th century and vaulted in the early 16th century, when some of the frescos were painted by Jernej of Loka
  • Nice little church next to the lake
  • Very nice place to see. But it's a church like every other church. You will have more of your day, if you will go walking around the lake or if you will go skiing. In the summer you can also swim in the lake

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