Parish Church of St Cantianus

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Kranj , Slovenia
Glavni trg
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The Parish Church of St Cantianus, which was built on to part of an older church starting in about 1400, is the best example of a hall church (ie one with a nave and aisles of equal height) in Slovenia. The Mount of Olives relief in the arch above the main portal dating from 1450 is well worth a look before entering, as is the modern altar (1934) designed by Ivan Vurnik. Below the north side of the church there are more old bones from early Slavic graves and a medieval ossuary.

On the south wall is a lapidarium of tombstones dating from the Middle Ages and nearby the Fountain of St John Nepomuk, with a stone statue of the 14th-century Bohemian martyr complete with a doleful-looking octopus in the water.