Bike to Črna Vas just outside Ljubljana to see this Plečnik’s miracle!

Bike to Črna Vas just outside Ljubljana to see this Plečnik’s miracle!

The new bike path from Ljubljana to the small village of Črna Vas (a short 8km journey south of the capital) should be ready by the summer of 2022!

Why Črna Vas?

The small village of Črna Vas is home to one of the most celebrated pieces of Plečnik architecture in the region – the Church of St Michael.

The church was completed in 1939 and consecrated in 1940.
Slovene architect Jože Plečnik (1872 – 1957)

Plečnik is considered one of the world’s most important modern architects. His work shaped the appearance of three important central European cities: Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana.

One of Plečnik’s most original creations

The Church of St. Michael, built between 1937 and 1940 at Ljubljana Marshes, combines the features of Greek temples with those of the churches of the Slovenian Kras (Karst) region, which are characterised by open belfries as part of their front façades.  

Plečnik used local materials and the intricate knowledge of craftsmen in the town in order to build the church, which has grown into one of his most beloved works.

Read also: Visiting Plečnik’s house in Ljubljana – (letsgoslovenia.si)



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