Miren Castle Church

Miren, Slovenia

Miren Castle hill was once occupied by a castle; it is currently dominated by a collection of ecclesiastical buildings. The origins of Miren Castle is an tale which is famous among the citizens of Miren. Long ago there lived a noble and glorious king known as Miren. He was a man of a kind heart who built the settlement of Miren to serve as homes for peasants who were struggling from poverty. Now he is regarded as an ancient hero.

Over the centuries, a series of churches have occupied the site. The first recorded was the Church of Our Lady, built in 1488, rebuilt in 1753, and destroyed on 30 May 1914. Between 1700 and 1756, the castle was inhabited by hermits. The hill is now dominated by a monastic church dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows. It was built in 1886, and was completely destroyed and rebuilt during and after each World War. In 1958, its interior was decorated with frescoes by Tone Kralj. It is still a pilgrimage destination.

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Miren 215, Miren, Slovenia
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Founded: 1886
Category: Religious sites in Slovenia

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Tadej Strnad (11 months ago)
castle, which is a church with views to nova gorica and monument on Cerje
Darko Kopitar (14 months ago)
Miren Castle (Slovene: Mirenski grad) is an elevation above the settlement of Miren. Its Slovene name reflects the fact that the hill was once occupied by a castle; it is currently dominated by a collection of ecclesiastical buildings. Over the centuries, a series of churches have occupied the site. The first recorded was the Church of Our Lady, built in 1488, rebuilt in 1753, and destroyed on 30 May 1914. Between 1700 and 1756, Grad was inhabited by hermits. The summit of Grad is now dominated by a monastic church dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows (Slovene: cerkev Žalostne Matere božje). It was built in 1886, and was completely destroyed and rebuilt during and after each World War.
Benjamin Zgank (2 years ago)
Nice church with the casle and good view in to The Valley.
Benjamin Zgank (2 years ago)
Nice church with the casle and good view in to The Valley.
Sasa Plestenjak (2 years ago)
Interesting spot, although there is no castle, but a beautiful church.
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