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Basilica of the Virgin Mary in Petrovče

  Petrovče 199     more than a year ago
This is a really magnificent small town church. We really admire the ornate interior and the fact that even from the outside it looks impressive. The Church of the Visitation in Petrovče is more commonly known as the church of The Madonna or St Mary. It is currently Baroque in appearance, and the interior features stunning frescoes painted by the Venetian painter Jacob Brollo. On the northwest side of the church stands a group of three life-size statues of saints. These are the Petrovški crosses. They once stood on Brundi, at the crossroads of the village. After WWII the spread of the railway meant that they had to be moved to the front of the church. Below the presbytery is the tomb of the former owners of the Novo Celje mansion.

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