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    Sveti Petar u Šumi

Ora et labora

Sveti Petar u Šumi got its name after the Benedictine monastery, which appears in historical documents from 1174 with an unclear note on its 50 years of existence. Unlike other Istrian villages and towns where a settlement was built on a hilltop with a church and its tower, with the edges of the hill dotted with houses, at Sveti Petar u Šumi there were no houses around either the church or the monastery. Its inhabitants lived a bit further away, in scattered hamlets situated next to fields and vineyards, on the edges of karst plains filled with the red soil they cultivated, just the way it is today.

Legends have it that the Hungarian King Salomon (+ 1089) spent some time at Sveti Petar u Šumi after he had been dethroned in dynastic struggles. The monastery is also associated with the Istrian side of the Counts of Gorizia, who ruled in Pazin from the 13th to the 15th century and ordinarily helped the monastery, where they allegedly had family tombs.

From the times of the Benedictines there is only one Latin book preserved, written in Carolingian minuscule, from the end of the 11th or the beginning of the 12the century. The Fragment of Sveti Petar u Šumi, a stone found among the ruins of the monastery wall with Cyrillic and Glagolitic alphabet inscribed on it, dates back to the same period and shows that all the three scripts were in use at the time.

The white monks

When the interest in the Benedictine order faded and the monastery was abandoned, in 1459 Emperor Frederick III handed the monastery over to the Paulines - the white monks, who restored it. Interestingly enough, they arranged the cloister in the way that they put the new Renaissance columns on the ground floor and moved the old Romanesque ones to the floor above.

At the same time, the Paulines restored the monastic church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in the Gothic style. The monastery was burnt and partially knocked down in the Uskok war of 1616. Its renovation began in the mid-17th century. In his work The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (1689), Valvasor does not attach much significance to the monastery, mentioning only a peculiarity of the fact that in the monastic church no one had ever seen - a spider. The church was reconsecrated in 1755, after it got the Baroque style façade that can be still seen today. Its interior was richly equipped in the same style, the one that is very seldom encountered across Istria. All the altars were made by the Pauline Pavao Riedl, whose work are also the pulpit, organ casing and the sculptures on the façade of the church. His associate and manager of the monastic household at the time, Leopold Keckheisen, was the author of all the altar paintings in the church. Their artistry was also recognized in a broader community, therefore, they equipped and painted other churches and monasteries (Pazin, Senj, Punat, Crikvenica) as well.

Two side chapels (the first on the right and the first on the left hand side)are even to the present day partially lined with the painted leatherwallpapers installed at that time, which is a true rarity.The clerestory windows and the system of cross-vaulted ceilings create special lighting effects. Around 1770 such Baroque atmosphere of the church was enriched with the sounds of the pipe organ built by Johan Georg Eisl, an organ builder from Ljubljana.

Prodigious image of Our Lady of Czestochowa

Along with all this wealth of unrivalled treasure across Istria, the main reason for the pilgrimage to the church at Sveti Petar u Šumi is the still prodigious image of Our Lady of Czestochowa, which you can still see exposed at the high altar.  

The image was made by an unknown Pauline painter and it was modelled after the one which is housed at the largest Polish Marian shrine of Jasna Gora (Czestochowa). According to the statements and official records of numerous witnesses, the image at Sveti Petar u Šumi shed tears on Christmas Eve of 1721. In the years that followed, many miraculous healings were documented in the diocesan archives and monastic manuscripts, which made Sveti Petar u Šumi a pilgrimage destination.

When in 1783 Emperor Joseph II suppressed numerous church orders in the Austrian countries, the monastery became State property and the books from the monastic library were sold at a public auction. The notable Pauline collection from 1644, the manuscript containing many monophonic liturgical chants and spiritual melodies in Croatian language, had been kept in the library. The Pauline church of St. Peter and St. Paul became then the parish church and thus managed to preserve its beauty up to the present time, while the old parish church of St.Rochus, which is still today adorned with the largest stone tiled roof in Istria, became the cemetery church.

After many years, the Paulines took over the parish in 1993 and are still involved in the spiritual life of the inhabitants of Sveti Petar u Šumi.

Accommodation in destination

Booking

Agroturizam BOTRA MARIJA

OPG Bratulić, Gljušćići 195
Sveti Petar u Šumi
+385(0)52 616 263, +385(0)52 686 511, GSM +385(0)9
botramarija@gmail.com

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Agroturizam POD ČERIPNJON

Donatela Franjul, Dolinci 245
Sveti Petar u Šumi
12 km from Pazin direction Pula
(052) 686 064, 091 9555 266
podceripnjon@email.t-com.hr
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At the agritourism appartment for 2+2 person. On household is a tavern where you can try some of traditional Istrian dishes

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CASETTA

, Dolinci 243 B
Sveti Petar u Šumi
+385(0)997884932
info@central-istria.com

Appartment for 2+2 persons. Price per person per day: 15 euros

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DVOR

Josip Srblin, Gljušćići 207
Sveti Petar u Šumi
091 2686199, (052) 686 199
info@central-istria.com
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Holiday house for 4+2 persons

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FUMICA

Fumica Lazarić, Gljuščići 182, 52404 Sv. Petar u Šumi
Sveti Petar u Šumi
13 km from Pazin direction Pula
052 686 164
info@central-istria.com
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Appartment studio for 3 persons in ground floor of family house.

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JUDITA

Ivan Jurman, Slavčići 181
Sveti Petar u Šumi
091 7530 262
svjetlana.jurman@yahoo.com
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Holiday house for 4+1 persons

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LEON

Denis Modrušan, Gljuščići 205, 52404 Sv. Petar u Šumi
Sveti Petar u Šumi
091 1686 523
denis668@net.hr
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Holiday house for 4 persons

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LUKAČI

Berta Zgrablić, Grgani 256, 52404 Sv. Petar u Šumi
Sveti Petar u Šumi
052 686 461, 098 255 223
info@central-istria.com
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Renovated stone house for 4+2 persons

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MARGERITA

Josip Srblin, Bezjaki 219, 52404 Sv. Petar u Šumi
Sveti Petar u Šumi
(052) 686 441, 098 9055 175
ines.srblin@hotmail.com
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Appartment for 2+2 persons

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NIKOLINA

Kristijan Jurman, Grgani 250b
Sveti Petar u Šumi
098 932 6551, (052) 622 440
pzcistra@yahoo.com
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Holiday house with pool for 4+2 persons

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NUKI

Marko Jurman, Grgani 249
Sveti Petar u Šumi
+385 (0)91 539 6488
markojurman.kucazaodmor@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 4+2 persons

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PAOLA

Armando Turčinović, Gljuščići 196a
Sveti Petar u Šumi
052 686 514
info@central-istria.com
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Appartment for 2+2 persons

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POLI MURVU

Branka Maurić, Slavčići 161
Sveti Petar u Šumi
+385 (0)98 279 303
branka.mauric@gmail.com
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Appartment for 4+2 persons with pool

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SRBLIN

Srblin Nevija, Dolinci 213
Sveti Petar u Šumi
12 km from Pazin direction Pula
tel. 052 686 295
lucijasrblin@hotmail.com
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Rural household of family Srblin in Sv. Petar offers you a rusticaly decorated apartment for 2+2 persons with a shady garden .You can have at disposal a big room with a fire-place where you can taste lots of original recipies of the house.

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STARA HIŽA

Marino Hrvatin, Dolinci 238
Sveti Petar u Šumi
12 km from Pazin direction Pula
tel 091 686 1566
mahrvati@globalnet.hr
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Traditionally equipped old istrian stone house with lot of traditional elements, huge courtyard, on the very edge of the village Dolinci.

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TERRA GIALLA

Iskop d.o.o., Dajčići 109f
Sveti Petar u Šumi
iskop@pu.t-com.hr
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Holiday house with pool for 4+2 persons

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TERRA GRIGIA

Iskop d.o.o., Dajčići 109c
Sveti Petar u Šumi
iskop@pu.t-com.hr
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Holiday house with pool for 4+2 persons

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TERRA NERA

Iskop d.o.o., Dajčići 109e
Sveti Petar u Šumi
iskop@pu.t-com.hr
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Holiday house with pool for 6+1 persons

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TERRA ROSSA

Iskop d.o.o., Dajčići 109d
Sveti Petar u Šumi
iskop@pu.t-com.hr
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Holiday house with pool for 8+1 persons

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VILLA ANASTASIA

Andromena Dajčić, Slavčići 158
Sveti Petar u Šumi
+385 (0)98 434 505
andromena.zudih@pu.t-com.hr
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Holiday house with pool for 6 persons

Accommodation

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IVANINA HIŽA

Emanuel Modrušan, Pamići 39
Sv. Petar u Šumi
091 1507 644
marinaudovicic@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 9+2 persons

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MA KIKI

Josip Turčinović, Banovci 68e, 52404 Sv. Petar u Šumi
Banovci
099 797 0908
info@central-istria.com
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In house are 2 appartments, each for 6+2 persons, in courtyard is a pool

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NONO

Miranda Srblin, Banovci 68g
Sv. Petar u Šumi
+385 (0)91 566 0995
srblinmiranda@gmail.com
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Holiday house for 6+2 persons

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PRENC

Aldo Prenc, Glavica 152a. 52404 Sv. Petar U Šumi
Glavica
+385 (0)98 420689
aldo.prenc@net.hr
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Appartment for 2+2 persons

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VILLA ANABEL

Lorena Udovičić Bratulić, Banovci 59a
Sv. Petar u Šumi
+385 99 6799 239
villaanabel2014@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 6+2 persons

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VILLA KATE

Dario Dajčić, Kranjci 14b
Kranjci
098 913 2762
info@central-istria.com
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Holiday house with pool for 6+2 persons

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VILLA KRISTINA

Emanuel Dajčić, Jopi 32c
Jopi
12 km from Pazin direction Pula
091 165 2012
kristina.dajcic2@gmail.com
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Holiday cottage with pool for 8+2 persons

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VILLA LANA

Ljubica Dajčić, Jopi 21 B
Sv. Petar u Šumi
info@central-istria.com
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Holiday house with pool for 4+2 persons

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VILLA PAULINA

Goran Hek, Glavica 152
Glavica
(052) 688 088, +385 (0)98 649 647
goran.hek@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 4+2 persons

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VILLA SARA

Ljubica Dajčić, Jopi 21c
Jopi
+385 (0)91 165 2012
kristina.dajcic2@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 4+2 persons

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VILLA SILVANA

Silvana Dajčić, Jopi 26
Sv. Petar u Šumi
+385 (0)91 5588 970
villa.silvana.croatia@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 6+2 persons

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VILLA VICTORY

Milka Turčinović, Banovci 68p, 52404 Sv.Petar u Šumi
Banovci
+385 (0)98 441 641
nella.radojicic@gmail.com
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Holiday house with pool for 4 persons

Destinations

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Agroturizam BOTRA MARIJA, Gljušćići 195, Sv. Petar u Šumi, phone +385(0)91 503 43 75, 19:00 - 22:00; Mondays closed
Agroturizam POD ČERIPNJON, Dolinci 245, Sveti Petar u Šumi, phone +305(0)91 9555 266, +385(0)52 686 064, group reservations only


Pršutarna JELENIĆ, tel. +305(0)91 420 4999; +305(0)99 5013 386

 

 

Konjički klub HIPOS, Dajčići 103, phone +305(0)98 855 251, 098 891 182

Caffe bar Plac, phone +385(0)52 686 509
07:00 - 24:00

OPG Franko Zgrablić,
Dajčići 115b, phone +305(0)98 91 45 633

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