Precious Art Heritage
For a thousand years architects, sculptors and painters have created a distinctive and diverse art heritage in the churches throughout the Vipava Valley that keeps enticing modern visitors. Archaeological finds suggest that the earliest churches in the valley were built in the 9th century, whilst the majority of those standing tall today were built in the 15th century. Later, in the 17th and 18th century, a few were added here and there, but most have undergone massive reconstruction in those two hundred years. From the Romanesque period up to the Gothic period, the churches of the Vipava Valley were furnished with precious artwork. The paintings in particular feature some outstanding pieces that easily qualify as cream of the crop in terms of Slovenian religious art.