Dolenjska, different experiences


The Municipality of Mokronog-Trebelno is located on the border of the Radulja hills and the Mirna Valley. Rich archaeological findings testify to the dense population from the Early Iron Age onwards. In the 13th century, the parish of Gorenja Mokronog and the Mokronog Castle were first mentioned. The area is named after a nobleman who returned to this place and got his feet soaked in mud.

1. Žalostna gora Mountain

The hill above Mokronog is known for its famous pilgrimage route to the church of Our Lady of Sorrows from the 16th century, which boasts Metzinger paintings in its side altars. In 1767, the holy stairs were enriched with frescoes by Anton Postl. With all of the eloquence that is typical of this painter, he painted 27 scenes that display all of the richness of the Passion.

2. Archaeological Area

This area includes the archaeological routes at St. Peter's, the ossuary of St. Michael, the remains of the Gorenje Mokronog Castle and the remains of the Vrajski breg cemetery from the 6th and 7th centuries. 200 metres higher, in addition to the Church of St. Peter, the Chapel of St. Michael is also situated here.

3. Strelov turn Tower

This rectangular tower with three levels from the second half of the 13th century protected the walls and the market gate. It got its name from the recent 20th century owners. Its square floor plan indicates that its construction began in a Romanesque style. Through the centuries, its former tent-style four eave roof was rebuilt in a pyramid design

4. Church of Anton of Padua

The church was first mentioned in the 16th century as the Church of St. Paul. In the 18th century, it was dedicated instead to St. Anton. It features a late baroque style altar.