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Exploring the Enigmatic: Church of the Holy Trinity in Slovenia

Nestled within Slovenia's picturesque landscapes, the Church of the Holy Trinity stands as a testament to the intertwining of history, art, and spirituality. This architectural marvel, part of Slovenia's cultural heritage, welcomes visitors to unravel its mysteries.


Church of the Holy Trinity
Church of the Holy Trinity

Dance of Death: a captivating fresco


At the heart of the church lies the mesmerizing Dance of Death fresco, where 11 skeletons guide an equal number of souls towards a freshly dug grave. This haunting yet compelling artwork, a stark reminder of mortality, captivates visitors from all walks of life. In the eyes of eternity, peasants, kings, and cardinals stand equal, echoing the universal truth of our existence.


A journey through time and artistry-Holy Trinity


Constructed between the 12th and 14th centuries in the southern Romanesque style, the church exudes an aura of historical significance. Its solemn exterior conceals a treasure trove of artistry. Within its walls, frescoes painted by John of Kastav around 1490 narrate biblical tales, the Passion of Christ, and the lives of saints. The church becomes a canvas, showcasing the fusion of faith and artistic brilliance.


Guided exploration with Visit Slovenia


Embarking on this journey becomes even more enriching with Visit Slovenia. As you step inside this sacred space, allow the recorded commentary, available in multiple languages including English, to be your guide. The 17th-century altar, adorned with scenes from the Crucifixion, beckons you deeper into the spiritual narrative. Marvel at Mary's coronation, witness the creation story, and delve into the agricultural scenes of different seasons.


Planning your visit with Visit Slovenia


The church's ceilings, adorned with scenes from daily life and the liturgical calendar, offer glimpses into both the mundane and the divine. Christ's Passion unfolds on the southernmost wall, with the Dance of Death residing just below, an extraordinary feat of medieval iconography.


These frescoes, discovered in 1951 by Jože Pohlen, showcase the creation of the world, the expulsion of Adam and Eve, and the agricultural endeavors of various seasons.


Cerkev sv Trojice
Cerkev sv Trojice

Visiting details


Located at Hrastovlje 19a, 6275 Črni Kal, the Church of the Holy Trinity warmly welcomes visitors between 9 AM and 5 PM, accessible by request every day.


Contacts


Mrs. Rozana Rihter

Phone: +386 (0)31 432 231

Opening hours: By request, every day between 9h and 17h.


Pricing

Entrance fee: € 5/person.

Price for groups of more than 20 persons: €3/person

Students €2/person.

Primary school 1,5€/person.


Embark on a profound journey through time, art, and spirituality at the Church of the Holy Trinity, where history comes alive and souls find solace.

With Visit Slovenia, your journey becomes not just a visit but an unforgettable odyssey through Slovenia's cultural tapestry.


Do you like to explore cultural heritage or do you prefer to explore places and nature? Either way, we've got you covered. Visit all our pages and find out more about why Slovenia is a must-visit destination for you.

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