Heritage Trails from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
Heritage Tours from the Idrijca to the Kolpa
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Retje, Hrib - Loški potok

This cluster of villages in a narrow valley centres on Hrib – Loški Potok. As you go towards Retje, you will see the patterns of narrow traditional fields leading towards the forest from the valley floor.


Valvasor mentions three churches in Loški Potok during the 1680's, all of which exist today – in fact there are now six churches and chapels, each with its own unique features. There is the fortified tower of St. Barbara's, with its open style more usual in the coastal area of Primorska; frescoes by Anton Postl in the 18th century octagonal Church of St. Florian; and a neo-baroque altar piece by Matija Ozbič in St. Leonard's. Retje retains an astonishing number of old buildings including a granary, hayrack, smithy and workers' cottages on the slopes, some of which are now restored. A Roman road is thought to have passed through the valley, and there is a well-preserved Roman bridge at nearby Črni Potok.