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Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Brod

Church · Upper Carniola
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  • Cerkev svete Marije Magdalene
    Cerkev svete Marije Magdalene
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY-ND, Turizem Bohinj
Its foundations date back at least to the beginning of the 17th century, but it was rebuilt many times.


The foundations of the subsidiary Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Brod date back to the 15th century, which can be established from the fresco of St. Christopher on the south outer side of the nave. Remains of a fresco of Mary with Jesus from the second half of the 15th century can also be found in the church. There is also a large fresco of St. Christopher, painted by Jernej from Loka in 1534, on the same wall.

The late Gothic elements in the inside of the church extend towards the Renaissance area with interesting and well-preserved frescoes (e.g. the martyrdom of St. Catherine, veil of Veronica, St. Florian etc.). The remains of vine tendrils and blossoms on the vault are the work of an unknown master from around 1520.

The main altar is carved in the "golden" style, with the year 1707 on its lower part placing it into the beginning of the 18th century. The blossom painted antependium, a plate at the front side of the altar table, with the image of St. Magdalene in the desert originates from the same period.

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Update: December 23, 2021

Public transport

Brod villiage does not have any public transport connectios.

Getting there

In Bohinj we can come by car through Bled, through Pokljuka, Soriška planina or Jelovica. We can reach Brod  with a car from the direction of Bohinjska Bistrica, or by bike on the cyclong road.

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.


There are no parking places at Brod.


46.276019, 13.928982
46°16'33.7"N 13°55'44.3"E
33T 417482 5125273
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