Church of the Assumption of Mary

 Apače 97, 9253 Apače ( Map )


The Church of the Assumption of Mary proudly reaches for the sky in the very centre of Apače. The beginning of the construction of the church dates back to 1200, the original church, that used to stand on its place, was built long before that. Throughout history, the church was upgraded until, in the 18th century, it was given its present form. The most prominent features of the church are: the unique Gothic rosette above the entrance to the church, made of a single piece of stone; a stone Gothic statue of Mary from 1470; and a large Baroque altar from the second half of the 18th century. Six-petal stone rosette with a funnel-shaped intrados and, above it, a larger longitudinal rectangular line with edges in the shape of buckwheat seeds, represents the most beautiful example of rosettes in Slovenian Gothic architecture. Until 1898 the church was called Mary in Thorns; from the end of the 19th century onwards, it has been called the Church of the Assumption of Mary.