On the karst north of the steep ravine of the Rače River in the Moravška Valley, the Church of St Andrew has a long tradition and a rich history with the Turks, as evidenced by the remains of an anti-Turkish camp.
The well-fortified bell tower was the focal point of the fortress and the main defensive structure from the time of the anti-Turkish camps. It is set apart from the church – it is connected to it on the first floor by a bridge which gives access to the choir. The church is built partly in the late Gothic style and partly in the late Baroque style. The frescoes in the presbytery are important, depicting, among other things, scenes from the Passion of Christ and a depiction of the Hunt for the Unicorn – the Enclosed Garden. Painted by Master Leonard in the early 16th century, they are one of the largest medieval frescoes in Slovenia.
The Rača Nature Trail leads past the Church of St Andrew and invites you to discover the built, sacral and other heritage in the area west of Moravče and to experience the natural beauty of an unspoilt landscape, which has been marked by man’s ingenuity.