THE ROTUNDA OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST IN MUTA

The Roman rotunda of St. John the Baptist is one of the oldest churches in Slovenia. It is smaller in size, and was built as a subsidiary church in the 11th century. It was used as a baptistery and was then located at the easternmost part of the Lavantine pre-parish.

The church is a representative of Roman rotundas, which have now become rare in Slovenia. A three-sided presbytery was added to the round building between the end of the 13th century and the early 14th century. The interior of the presbytery is adorned with murals, representing the most important part of the church's cultural heritage.