The Church of St. Lambert in Skomarje

The Church of St. Lambert rounds off Skomarje, one of the most beautiful villages in Slovenia, where rural lifestyle still prevails.


3 € per person.

The tour of the church is possible as part of the Skomarje tour, including a guided tour of Skomarje House, Vodovnik collection, two presentational short films, the Church of St. Lambert and the grave of Jurij Vodovnik.

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The tour of Skomarje can be previously arranged at the LTO Rogla – Zreče, GIZ TIC Zreče, Cesta na Roglo 13b in Zreče.

T: +386 (0) 3 759 04 70


The Church of St. Lambert in Skomarje, a beautiful village, where farming land is still the primary activity of the people, simple in their authenticity, which draws in front of your eyes the peasant images of the faithful strong Pohorje people, who have, to this very day, remained largely true to themselves.

The mystery of the original church

The written records testify to the Church of St. Lambert since 1313, but it is not certain that the oldest part of the present church is from that time. All indicates that the first church supposedly stood at the place where the Skomarje House stands today. The design of today's church is Gothic with a rectangular 15th century nave, and the interior is completely Baroque.

The Church of St. Lambert in Skomarje offers 3 specialties:

  • A two-storey bell tower built in the 18th century greets the valley and Zreče.
  • The south side chapel is from 1834.
  • A memorial plaque was built on the exterior wall of the church in 1900 in honour of the local poet, folk singer Jurij Vodovnik.

Who is Lambert?

The church carries the name of St. Lambert, who lived in the 7th century and died in 705 in Liege, Belgium as a bishop, suffering as a martyr.

The legend of the "birth" of the church

Legend has it that as early as 1157 two monks were sent from a monastery in Upper Styria, one with the image of the Mother of God headed to the present pilgrimage sanctuary of Maria Zell, and the other with the image of St. Lambert, who supposedly erected the original church on the site of the Skomarje House.