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Church of St. Nicholas in Bohinjska Bistrica

Church · Upper Carniola · 515 m
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
Originally Baroque building was replaced by the Neo Romantic and Neo Renaissance church.

THINGS TO SEE IN THE CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS:

The parish church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, stands at the edge of the Bohinjska Bistrica village on a plain ground in the centre of a cemetery. It was mentioned by Janez Vajkard Valvasor at the end of the 17th century. The original Baroque building was replaced by the Neo Romantic and Neo Renaissance church at the end of the 19th century . The Church was mentioned by Janez Vajkard Valvasor at the end of the 17th century.

The church paintings are the work of Matija Koželj, a famous Slovene painter from Kamnik. The two side altars represent St. Joseph and St. Mary Immaculate.

The marble statue signed by Jožef Grošelj from the end of the 19th century is also of artistic, cultural and historical importance. The statue represents Janez Krstnik Mesar (1832 – 1895), who is responsible for the modernisation of the cheese making procedures in Bohinj. Next to the church is a tombstone for 40 workers killed during the construction of the Bohinj railway tunnel in the beginning of the 20th century.

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Public transport

Throughout the year, Bohinjska Bistrica is well conected with regular public bus transports and is also accessible with the train.

Getting there

In Bohinj we can drive by car through Bled, through Pokljuka, Soriška planina or Jelovica.

  • The bus comes from Ljubljana through Bled.
  • From Ljubljana and Beljak (via Jesenice) and from Nova Gorica we can come by train.
  • Or with a car train from Nova Gorica, from Most na Soči and from Podbrdo.

Parking

Parking is located at the church.

Coordinates

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46.273931, 13.953796
DMS
46°16'26.2"N 13°57'13.7"E
UTM
33T 419390 5125015
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