With the first glance you get captured with its extravagant beauty.

The altar in Olimje cloister was erected in 1680 and it catches everybody’s attention since then. Most of the back wall is covered with deep dark stones heavily decorated in gold. Hundreds of little elements, sculptures and paintings simply overhelmed me.


In the middle of the church a statue of St. Mary looked at me a bit strangely. I stood enchanted for a while.

Then a approached the walls to see the works of famous baroque painter Ivan Ranger. I even found the year 1747 on one of them!

I walked out from the church to seek the herbs and flowers gardens, the monks are known of (in my next post).