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The parish church is dedicated to four saints: Cantius, Cantianus, Cantianilla and Protus. The current church dates from around 1400 and is built on the location of an earlier church that was built in the 6th century. This church was then damaged by Hungarian invasions in the 10th century. On the portal of the current church there is a preserved and renovated Gothic relief of the Mount of Olives that dates from 1460. The square hall-like nave was built later, along with the bell tower that rises above the entry fašade.

The vaulted roof inside the church was built after 1452 and the original paintings on the joints were re-discovered during renovations in 2004. The central star is painted with vegetation decorations and frescos of angels (workshop of the master of ?irovnica, 1461). The original winged altar of the church, made in 1500, was sold to Vienna. The present altar with sculptures by France Gor?e and colour windows are newer (architect Ivan Vurnik, 1934, painter Stane Kregar, 1969).

Address: Kranj
Website: http://www.slovenia.info

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  • Written Oct 17, 2006
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