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Kravarsko and Pokupsko

Krvarsko

Kravarsko, the parish, is first mentioned as early as 1334 together with its Medieval church. In 1874 a new church dedicated to the Assumption of the Holy Cross was built on top of the highest village hill. When you drive along the main road that goes along the River Kupa basin you’ll reach Gornji Hruševec a place made up of a number of hamlets scattered around the neighbouring hills. This is where a famous Croatian writer Slavko Kolar used to live. He wrote about life in this region. In Bukevje, in Orle municipality, there is a church of St. Anthony of Padua from 1870, and kurija of the families Zlatrić and Pintar. The parish church of St Peter the Apostle was built in 1871 in Veleševac.

The River Kupa basin is the centre of mid Pokuplje, and the history of this region is very long. The Pokupsko parish is first mentioned around 1650. The parish church of St Ladislas raised between 1736 and 1739 is worth seeing. A broad nave is roofed over by a pendetive dome. At the time when it was built the church represented the new type of sacral building on the model of the Czech family of builders – the Dientzenhofer family. The interior features valuable Baroque inventory. The church was severely damaged in the recent Croatian Homeland War.

Pokupsko

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Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Pokupski Gladovec

In Gladovac Pokupski there is the chapel of the Holy Trinity from 1874 representing one of the biggest wooden chapels. In Cerje Pokupsko the wooden chapel of St. Peter and Paul was raised in 1932. In the village of Lijevi Štefanki there is an old wooden chapel of St George from the early 18th century a true pearl of this type of building. If you make a turn from the road that leads to Pisarovina you’ll reach Lukinić Brdo where you can see the chapel of St John the Baptist from 1909.