Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity, Hrastovlje

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A historical monument as well as a place of worship, Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity stands behind a wall erected for protection against Turkish attacks of the 16th century. Possibly dating back to the 12th century, the building features only two windows. Inside, Gothic frescoes from the 15th century include Glagolitic letters, discovered in the 20th century under lays of plaster. Put Hrastovlje Church of the Holy Trinity at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hrastovlje trip itinerary maker site.
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  • A short walk from the car park takes you to this fortified church. There was someone there when we arrived, so we waited a few minutes until it was our turn for the tour. For €3pp, the guide put on... 
    A short walk from the car park takes you to this fortified church. There was someone there when we arrived, so we waited a few minutes until it was our turn for the tour. For €3pp, the guide put on...  more »
  • Fortified chuch on outside, very unique fresca inside presenting how all died at the end and get waht they deserve. 
    Fortified chuch on outside, very unique fresca inside presenting how all died at the end and get waht they deserve.  more »
  • From Ljubljana, I did the Coast tour (Slovenia Explorer). On the way to Purin, we stopped at this church which is about 3 miles off the A1 highway. It's a beautiful church with it's wall covered in.....  more
    From Ljubljana, I did the Coast tour (Slovenia Explorer). On the way to Purin, we stopped at this church which is about 3 miles off the A1 highway. It's a beautiful church with it's wall covered in.....  more »
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  • Magical, beautiful, breath taking church, to wich I keep returning every year. For 3 eur you will get quite dicent guidance and a lovely chat. Also, from a vineyard around they are offering bottled red wine Refosk. Just a little further on, there is a hill and on a top of it, there is a charmy, little church from 15 century. Sadly it is closed for public, but if you realy want to see it, ask the locals for a key.
  • Not far from the highway, magnificent small church from 12 century with marvelous frescos inside - masterpiece. Dance of death is special. The church is behind a protective wall. Entrance fee 3eur.
  • A must visit to view the dance of death - a well preserved fresco. Take time to listen to the rest of the explanation of the paintings which are also well preserved. Current entry is 3 Euro per person. Walk through the old town if time allows!
  • This small peculiar, fortified church is famous for extraordinary 15th-century frescos. Though truth be told, it's one fresco in particular that made this church famous: the fresco of the 'danse macabre,' also known as the dance of death. It depicts the all-conquering and equalizing power of death. Death doesn't distinguish between a toddler, farmer, queen, or pope. When our time has finally come to leave this life behind, we are all equal. The short audio tour costs about 3 EUR. If the church is closed, you can call the number on display, and a person will open it for you. That is, if you are willing to wait for a few minutes. You are not allowed to take photos inside. Although not all tourists respect this request, I must add that this is to preserve the fragile medieval frescos. However, you can buy a lovely postcard, just like I did, for as little as 0,70€. Thus taking a precious memory of this hidden gem home with you. If you don't want to take the audio tour available in many languages, you can observe the artwork for free. Nevertheless, I thought my 3 euros were well spent. It allowed me to gain a bit more insight into what was on display in this unique church. That being said, I highly recommend this slight detour if you enjoy a bit of history and culture.
  • The most beautiful display of late medieval religious art. Calling in advance is advisable. Although perhaps not nessecary it seemed appreciated. The (really friendly) keeper put on an audio in our own language and pointed at the fresco’s that were explained by the audio at that moment. That way you can really take the most out of it. Worth the trip.

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