Predjama Castle Chapel

All that remains of the original furnishings is an older masonry altar slab and an altar stone.

Predjama Castle Chapel

On the altar stone sits a priceless treasure, a stone Pieta carved in the characteristic delicate style of the chivalric Gothic period of the second decade of the 15 century, which has unfortunately lost its original polychromatic covering and has been completely cleaned. It was in all probability brought here from a village pilgrimage church consecrated to the Virgin Mary, while a renaissance altar extension from 1645 has disappeared.*

Predjama Castle Chapel

*From Predjamski Grad (Predjama Castle) by Dr. Ivan Stoper

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 14th 2016

10 Responses to “Predjama Castle Chapel”

  1. I actually quite like this chapel.
    It’s much better without those glittering decorations.
    Otherwise, I won’t be able to concentrate… ;)

  2. Ginnie says:

    It’s all to stare at, Cherry. I know you were in heaven. :)

  3. lisl says:

    I like the simplicity of this, Cherie

  4. Alan says:

    I think this shows more piety than some of the much more grand churches and cathedrals, some of which just flaunt their “bling” in the face of those living in relative poverty.

  5. Natalie says:

    You do visit the most interesting places. Great photos, as always!