Churches and chapels

A small cemetery church of Sv. Martin in Domanjševci is considered to be the oldest preserved sacral monument in Prekmurje, built before the middle of the 13th century. An extraordinary monument of the Romanesque architecture and Gothic painting is also the rotunda in the village Selo, built in the middle of the 13th century. The echoes of Gothic building practices that indicate churches in Goričko from 15th and 16th centuries, can be seen in the churches Grad, Gornji Petrovci in Boreča. After Gothic period was Turkish invasions which also threatened this part for two hundred years, from the 15th to the 17th centuries. At that time population of Goričko defended their land, afterward the development reached squares and others cities out of Goričko region. At the end of the 19th century the city of Murska Sobota experienced urban growth.

Best recognisability and the development represents the time after 1919, when the Prekmurje and Goričko was reunited with its motherland Slovenia.

Most visitors attract the biggest castle in Slovenia castle Grad with renovated castle chapel and the Parish Church of our Lord ̕s Ascension in Bogojina.

Church of St. Martin Domanjševci / Domonkosfa

A small cemetery church is hidden at the western side of the Slovene-Hungarian village out of the Mala Krka on top of the hill behind the forest.

St. Anne̕ s Gothic Church in Boreča

The church by the cemetery in Boreča is an outstanding example of the late Gothic architecture from the first third of the 16th century.

Church of St. Nicholas and Virgin Mary in Selo village - Romanesque rotunda

The Rotunda is lying in the village Selo and it is a special monument of Romanesque architecture and Gothic wall painting in Goričko.

Church of the Assumption of the Virgen Mary in the Grad village

The church of Marys Assumption had its predecessor already in the Roman period as the church certainly stood here as early as the 13th century.

Parish Church of our Lord ̕s Ascension in Bogojina

The Parish Church of our Lord̕ s Ascension is a famous monument of sacral architecture by Slovenia̕ s great architect Jože Plečnik.

Church of St. Helen in Pertoča

St. Helen s Church in Pertoča is original Gothic church from 16th century. In Gothic architecture are preserevd only belfry and Gothic presbetery, in 60s in 20th century the navi was demolish and built in new style. The church stands on an exposed position, at the top of a hill above the village. There is a cemetery next to it. Church of St. Helena in Pertoča hides artwork of the renowned Slovenian mosaicist, Vicar Mark Rupnik. His works we can find in churches of Fatima in Portugal, Lourdes in France, Rome in Italy and of course, at home in Koper and Pertoča. The mosaic covers almost the entire front of the church - the presbytery, measures 92 square meters. It is rich with colors and images and deep theological significance and message. In 2009 the churc was enrichted by a mosaic created by Vicar Marko Rupnik. The predominantly late Gothic appearances in today s side chapel and the parish church belfry have all been preserved. A short presbebytery bears witness to a Gothic construction phase, whereas the equipment is pseudo Gothic. A new house of God was built in the opposite axis of the previous nave in the period from 1963 to 1970 in line with the plans by Jože Požauk. High-quality status by Tyrolean master Josef Schmalzl and painted windows, so called glass screens, szand out among the elements. The drafts fort he latter were elaborated by Jože Zel in 1984.

Protestant Church in Hodoš

The Protestant church represent the oldest standinng building in Hodoš. It was constructed in the years 1838 -1842 following late Baroque models. It was designed as a sigle naved church with a western belfry and vestry. The facade was additionally divided by pilasters and a roof wreath

The Church of the Holy Trinity

The Church of the Holy Trinity in Gornji Petrovci stands at so called Nedelski vrh (355 m), pleace which once was  known for its viticulture. From far away it is revealed mighty belfry with short Romanesque naro from the 14th century, a longer Gothic presbytery of 15th century, distinguished by its exquisite stone-carving details.

Protestant Church in Bodonci

Evangelical Church of Bodonci as church municipality existed since 1792, and evangelicals have lived in the area since the Reformation. It is one of the popular outposts of organized groups as well as casual travelers discovering the beauties of Nature Park Goričko. Church was built in 1899 in line with the plans of architect Daniel Placott of Budapest and present a fine example of a church with  a three- naved sacral building; gallery on the floor and tall narrow windows. The altar is wooden and maded by Ferencz Kuras of Radgona. The altar painting represents Jesus in the Mount of Olives by an unknown author.

St. George s parish church at Sveti Jurij

Church St. George at Sveti Jurij stands on a slight hill in the village Sveti Jurij. The  church with visible historical neo-Romanesque features was constructed in 1925 in line with plans by architect Hans Pascher from Graz. Belfry and Gothic presbytery are preserved with an important stonecutting details. Church in highly importen for people living in this area.

Church St. Benedict s in Kančevci

The roots of the present church certainly can be traced back as early 1208 when the Churc St. Benedict is mentioned. The present church is a single-naved, with a lower polygonically lower presbytery. The  contemporary church with visible historical neo-Romanesque features was constructed in 1898. It is located in a village close to the House of Spirituality Kančevci.

Protestant Church in Gornji Petrovci

The Protestant church is standing in the western hill, built in 1824 by plans of architect Daniel Placott from Budapest. It was restored in 1894. The big single – naved church with gallery, a presbytery and western belfry is a typical example of the tradicional architecture of Protestant churches.

Protestant Church at Gornji Slaveči

The pseudo Romanesque Protestant church stands in the valley and gained its present form under the construction in 1928 based on the plans of mason master Juda from Kuzma. Single – naved, polygonically presbytery and western belfry defines it.

Church St. Martin in Kobilje

The elongated village is placed on both banks of the Kobilijanski potok brook and its houses are built along two roads. The village is the same time also Slovenia s smallest municipality. Its bouts is the is the St. Martin s Church built in line with Jandl s plans in 1926 as a sigle-naved historical building with  a five-lateral presbytery. The windows are glazed with high-quility stained glass dating back to 1972. thes were made following the concept of formally trained painter Stane Kregar. Bats also found their refuge in the church belfry where common bat females found sufficient peace to deliver and raise their offspring. They are gathered in large numbers, but unfortunately they are the only maternity colony in north-eastern Slovenia. A checker tree hat is unique in Slovenia, can be found in a small park by the church. The tree is held in high esteem in Kobilje as its leaft is the symbol of the municipal coat-of arms. Locals erected a bronze bus tof their compatriot vicar Pavel Berden (1915-1981) by the church in 1955. The bust was created by formally trained sculptor Mirko Bratuša, born  in Ritlop̕ s house not far from the church which was restored and turned in town̕ s visitor centre. In 212 European founds were used to build a cultural centre with  the intention of bringing people living by the border together. 

Church St. Joseph in Cankova

The most significant building of the  village in the central square of Cankova was built in 1718 with western belfrey and renovated in 1754. The presbytery is as wide as a nave. The church has a cross-shaped floor plan. The simple exterior of the church is adorned with corner rustics, mortar borders around the windows and a profiled attic wall. We enter the church to the south through the entrance under the high bell tower.  The presbytery in the north is as wide as the nave and on the east and west sides are chapels. From the presbytery we step into the sacristy, which joins the north side of the west chapel. The arches of the nave and the side chapels are decorated with decorative paintings of saints and the central scene with Joseph and Mary and two angels above them. Year 1900 is inscribed in the presbytery of decorative arch. The decoration of the vault is complemented by the figures of saints Peter and Paul on the side walls of the presbytery. The martyrs are standing in semi-circular niches. We recognize Peter by the key he holds in his left hand and Paul by the sword, an attribute of his martyrdom. On the center, main wall of the presbytery is Kregars scene of Joseph with Mary, supplemented by angel figures with inscriptions. In 2004 the church was renovated and repairs  disturbing figures that were depicted on emphasized background. After repainting of the painting from 1900, Kregars fresco was stripped of the natural color frame; the fresco was re-established after the restoration work. On the part of the arch above the central scene is depiction of two angels on clouds.  The figure of two saints in and scenes of angels is complemented by four more evangelical figures on the lower part of the vault. In the presbytery are depicted Luke and Mark, Matthew and John in the nave. Evangelists are depicted as sitting  in the hand have a pen with which they writing the gospel. The characters of the saints and the scene with the angels on the clouds demonstrate the high craftsmanship of the painter, who signed himself as T. (Source:

Chapel St. Vid

Near Bukovnica lake it stands Chapel St. Vid. Once upon a time there was only a wooden cros. The chapel was built in 1828 in near historical spirit, which are the trademark of Bukovnca lake and a popular destination for visitors. It is also known as place of pilgrimage; the first Sunday after June 15, is St. Vid name day.