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Moravče was first mentioned in the late 13th century. The scheme of the city centre with an old square is preserved to this day.


The Baroque Church of St. Martin with two towers stands in the centre of the square and is the most recognizable symbol of Moravče. In the mid 10th century it was remade in the Baroque style. Inside paintings depict local motives. The shack Balijeva kajža – a simple peasant house from the 18th century under monument preservation – is also worth mentioning among interesting examples of old architecture.

Moravče is also known as the birthplace of Jurij Vega, the world famous mathematician. His statue stands in the town’s centre. Beside farming, the people in Moravče used to make a living by digging quartz sand and dark grey Moravče limestone, also called “peški marmor”. The hilly surroundings of Moravče offer great opportunities for hiking. The European hiking route E6 runs here.