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Church of st. John the baptist

Church · Julian Alps
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  • Pogled na cerkev iz ladjice
    / Pogled na cerkev iz ladjice
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-SA, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Cerkev sv. Janeza Krstnika
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-SA, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Cerkev sv. Janeza Krstnika
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-SA, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Pogled na cerkev ob jezeru
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-SA, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Poplavljeno jezero ob cerkvi
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-SA, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Freske
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-SA, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Poslikava nad vhodom v cerkev
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-SA, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Freske
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-SA, Turizem Bohinj
The over 700 years old church is one of the most beautiful examples of the Middle Age architecture and fresco painting in Slovenia.

The church, which was built before year 1300, offers many special features and attractions:

  • 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.
  • The wooden head of st. John the Baptist
  • The fresco of st. Christopher
  • and the fresco of two white devils

Open from

OPENING TIME
  •  May (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): from 9 am to 6 pm
  • June, July, August (every day): from 9 am to 9 pm
  • September (Friday, Saturday and Sunday): from 9 am to 6 pm
  • Out-of-season tours are possible by prior arrangements

Price:

TICKETS

  • Church: 2,5 € per person
  • Guided tour of the bell tower: 2,5 € per person
  • Church + guided tour of the bell tower: 4 € per person
  • Free of charge for Bohinj Mobility Card holders
  • Tickets are being sold in the church store.
  •  Please subscribe for a guided group tour on our e-mail: info@janez-krstnik-bohinj.si

Public transport

The church is accessible by regular bus lines from Ljubljana via Ukanc.

Getting there

In Bohinj we can come by car through Bled, through Pokljuka, Soriška planina or Jelovica. We can reach Ribčev Laz  with a car from the direction of Bohinjska Bistrica.

The bus passes from Ljubljana through Bled.

From Ljubljana and Villach (via Jesenice) and from Nova Gorica we can come by train.

And a car-train can be taken from Nova Gorica, from Most na Soči and from Podbrdo.

Parking

A smaller parking (max. 1 hour) is located right next to the church itself, while the other larger car parks are located near the church.

Coordinates

DD
46.278771, 13.886780
DMS
46°16'43.6"N 13°53'12.4"E
UTM
33T 414234 5125623
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