Crngrob, 4220 Škofja Loka 0 Reviews
The small village of Crngrob lies next to Škofja Loka and is best known for its Church of the Annunciation of Mary.
The first mention of the church dates to the late 13th century. The church’s artwork includes a painting of Holy Sunday from the workshop of Johannes of Ljubljana (circa 1460), a gothic painting of Saint Christopher on the south wall from 1464, a painting of Saint Christopher on the bell tower, and remnants of frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries on the north wall of the nave.
There are four 17th century gilded altars where the nave meets the chancel. Above the altar dedicated to Saint Martin there hangs a whale rib, referred to as the rib of a giantess, according to popular traditional legend. The church was an important pilgrimage destination in the past, and so there are many wayside shrines along the routes leading to the church. It takes a 30 minutes walk to get you from Škofja Loka to the village of Crngrob.
The most picturesque way there is through Stara Loka via Pevno to Crngrob. Enjoy!