Kashcherga

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The village owes its present name to its ancient feudal lords, owners and managers of the Pazin County. South of Kashcherga rises the hill of Padua, on which is the church of Our Lady of the Snows and St. Antun Padovanski. At the foot of it was a settlement mentioned in 1177 in a document of Pope Alexander III. in which Trvizh is also mentioned. Tradition says that once upon a time, on August 5, Padua was covered in snow, so prompted by this miracle, people built a church on its top. It was for centuries the parish church of the settlement that developed around it, and was called Padua. From him comes Antun of Padua, a master who in 1529 and 1537 painted the church of St. Roka in Draguch, creating one of the most impressive opuses of sacred art in the churches of the Istrian countryside.

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(4 reviews)
Emily
We toured the church of St Roka which is painted in a design that is impress in the opuses of the sacred art in the churches. We also learnt of the rich great history about this destination including of the narrative about the miracle that prompted building a church on top of Padua that was covered in snow. Ideal destination for history lovers.
Aurora
The oldest church at this place stood by itself in a well maintained compound. The doors were still in place though the hinges had to be greased to make them open with ease. The statue in the church was still in place and the benches well maintained. I loved being here.
Carl
If you appreciate art this is a place worth visiting, it has a rich historical background that stems from the time of feudal lords. The main attraction however according to me, would be the paintings made by Antun of Padua in the churches in Istrian countryside.
Mateo
very good!!!