Shrines in Slovenia

by David Robertson ~ 28-Nov-2009 ~ updated 08-Jan-2012
Detail of shrine at Luče

Detail of shrine at Luče

When driving around or, better still, walking or hiking in Slovenia you cannot fail to notice the many wayside shrines. They come in all shapes and sizes but most are beautifully decorated, although some are quite simple. Nearly all are well cared-for.

Slovenia in regarded as a Catholic country and although a Slovene is not obliged to reveal their religious beliefs, the 2002 Census reveals that 57.8% of the population are Catholic.

We are not particularly religious but finding a new shrine is always a delight for us, especially when off the beaten track. Very often there are fresh flowers or a lit candle, even when the shrine is a good distance from the nearest road or house. Its all part of the magic that is Slovenia.

You will find shrines on many of our walks –


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