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Church in Marija Bistrica

Marija Bistrica Church

Marija Bistrica Church contains a wooden Gothic statue of the Black Madonna created in the 15th century. The statue’s alleged miraculous power dates back to the 16th-century Turkish invasions, when it was saved from…
Christian Site in Marija Bistrica

Way of the Cross

The Way of the Cross is a path leading up Calvary Hill, with 14 stations marked with works by Croatian sculptors and paired with excellent vistas. The most popular pilgrimage, Velika Gospa, is on 15 August.
Religious in Marija Bistrica

Velika Gospa

To witness a display of serious religious devotion, visit on 15 August for this popular Christian pilgrimage.