Sveti Primož nad Kamnikom, situated at a height of 826 metres above sea level, is a popular hiking destination in the surrounding area of the small town of Kamnik. It is the site of a Gothic church of Sts Primus and Felician, a small bistro, and a picturesque little church of St Peter, which stands right at the top of the hill and offers stunning views of the surrounding hills and the Ljubljana basin at their foot.
The hike to Sveti Primož nad Kamnikom, starting from a height of 443 metres above sea level and taking about an hour to complete, is not demanding. It takes you along a macadamized road to the village of Prapretno, where a waymarked trail branches off on the right and leads to the top of Sveti Primož nad Kamnikom.
Starting point: the village of Stahovica, across the way from the Calcit industrial building.
Hike duration: approximately one hour.
Routes to Velika planina
From the top of Sveti Primož nad Kamnikom you can continue across the slopes of the nearby hills to the well-known Velika planina high mountain plateau. You can choose from two waymarked routes, one leading across Pirčev vrh and the other across Pasje pečine. Both routes take about two hours to complete.
Church of Sts Primus and Felician
The Church of Sts Primus and Felician was built in the 12th century and rebuilt to its present appearance in the 15th and 16th centuries. Holding the relics of Sts Primus and Felician, who died as martyrs during the rule of the Roman emperor Diocletian, it used to be a popular place of pilgrimage. It is decorated with well-preserved medieval murals depicting the Magi on their way to Bethlehem, scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary, and the devastation caused by the plague, famine, locusts, and Turkish attacks.
To view the interior of the church, go to the Okrepčevalnica Mežnarija bistro next door and ask to be let in.
Okrepčevalnica Mežnarija is open on weekends and public holidays. Other opening hours can be arranged for groups by prior appointment. For more information, please call Mr Peter Uršič on +386 (0)41 353 513.