St. Roch's Church, Sevnica

Kraj: Sevnica
Škofija: Celje
Župnija: Sevnica
Občina: Sevnica
Koordinate: lon = 15° 18' 29.5'' E lat = 46° 1' 18'' N
Nadmorska višina: 373,4 m

On the popular excursion hill above the new town of Sevnica stands the branch pilgrimage church of St. Roch. The church is the most spacious and most beautiful of all the branch churches. It was probably built in 1632. It is said that sometime in the past, the remains of a prehistoric fort have been discovered near the church. The church was built to commemorate the times when the plague killed many local inhabitants in the 17th century. The church has three altars. The high altar of St. Roch was built in the first half of the 18th century. Both side altars date from 1734. On the left altar, there is a painting of Sts. Cosmas and Damian, and on the left altar a painting of St. Valentine.