Postcard from Sv. Petar u Šumi 616

Technical description

Trail marked with number 616
Start: Sveti Petar u Šumi
End: Sveti Petar u Šumi
Length: 18 km
Difficulty: Easy
Altitude: 320 m
Highest point: 378 m
Lowest point: 278 m
Riding time: 1:15 - 1:30 h
Asphalt: 8 km 
Macadam: 10 km


Sveti Petar u Šumi

The village, presently holding the status of Municipality, was named after the Benedictine monastery mentioned in Latin documents under the name Monasterium Sancti Petri in Sylvis - The Monastery of Saint Peter in the Woods. The legend says that the Hungarian King Salomon spent some time at Sveti Petar u Šumi after losing the throne in dynastic fights. Only one book from the Monastery library remained preserved. It is a Latin manuscript written in Caroline script towards the end of the 11th or begining of the 12th century. A fragment inscribed with Cyrillic ang Glagolitic letters dates back into the same period - providing that the Benedicitne monks at Sveti Petar u Šumi used all three local aplhabets.

Paulines monastery and church of St. Peter and Paul

Originally Benedictine, but in 1459. given to the Paulines - the white monks who restored the monastery. 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. The monastery church of St. Peter and Paul the Apostle were then restored in Gothic style. It was re-dedicated in 1755 with baroque facade, and in the same style, we encounter very rarely in Istria, richly equipped interior of the church.

Grad Pazin Općina Cerovlje Općina Gračišće Općina Karojba Općina Lupoglav Općina Pićan Općina Sveti Lovreč Općina Sveti Petar u Šumi Općina Tinjan

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