In the museum, the churches, and during walks.

Baroque everywhere.

With its culture of excess and rich color varieties, the Baroque period has significantly marked this corner of Slovenia. Get acquainted with it in the Museum of Baroque in Šmarje pri Jelšah, taking a stroll up the Kalvarija hill to visit the church of St. Rok atop of it, St. Mary's Church on Sladka Gora mountain, Strmol castle, St. Mary's Church and the monastery in Olimje.

Aškerčev trg 20, 3240 Šmarje pri Jelšah

Tue-Fri, 9-16

+386 3 81 85 617, +386 31 575 056

info@muzejbaroka.si

In the museum, the churches, and during walks.

Baroque everywhere.

With its culture of excess and rich color varieties, the Baroque period has significantly marked this corner of Slovenia. Get acquainted with it in the Museum of Baroque in Šmarje pri Jelšah, taking a stroll up the Kalvarija hill to visit the church of St. Rok atop of it, St. Mary's Church on Sladka Gora mountain, Strmol castle, St. Mary's Church and the monastery in Olimje.

Aškerčev trg 20, 3240 Šmarje pri Jelšah

Tue-Fri, 9-16

+386 3 81 85 617, +386 31 575 056

Baroque views.

The baroquesque Kalvarija (Pilgrimage), which winds from the town of Šmarje pri Jelšah to the church of St. Rok on the hill nearby, is the most picturesque trail in the former Inner Austria. It is considered a perfect Passion blend of sculpture, painting and architecture and the largest Passion site in Slovenia. At the top of the Kalvarija, enter the church of St. Rok which also serves with a baroquesque appeal due to the beautiful views from its platform.

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years old wooden sculptures
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Original wooden sculptures from the Kalvarija Chapel
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granted merciful requests, painted scenes of miracles on Sladka Gora Mountain

Baroque everywhere.

It is not surprising that even Barocque miracles were not very scarce in these surroundings. In the Church of St. Mary, the Mother of God, on Sladka Gora mountain, which is an exceptional comprehensive work of Baroque art from 1754, about 400 granted merciful requests were listed, this heavenly attention being visualized on the church walls. A visitor to the church can still admire the painted scenes of miracles equipped with numbers. Do not miss the main pilgrimage event, called The Pilgrim Triad Sladka Gora, Tinsko and St. Rok (12th – 16th August).

On 12th and 13th August, the pilgrims head out for the Sladka Gora Mountain first where the pilgrimage procession with lights accompanied by five litanies is revived. They used to call it the "pilgrims' kindergarten" or the "dancing kindergarten". On the 13th August, the pilgrim mass takes place. On the eve of the Assumption of Mary, on 14th August, Tinsko hosts a procession with lights. On 15th August and on St. Rok's name day, August 16th, the Pilgrim Triad ends at the Church of St. Rok above Šmarje pri Jelšah.