The heart of the municipality: Šmartno pri Litiji
Šmartno pri Litiji lies at the confluence of three streams on the edge of a small basin. The settlement surrounds one of the largest churches in Slovenia. It is consecrated to St. Martin, giving the town its present name, and it is built in the neo-Gothic style. According to legend, the first church was built on the site where some buried miners managed to get safely back to the surface on the feast day of St. Martin. Although the settlement never achieved an official naming as a square, it was the economic, administrative, cultural, school and church centre of the wider surrounding area, until the construction of the railway. In the past, mining and viticulture were highly developed in this area, as in the 16th century, Šmartno was the seat of a mining and wine-growing judge. The development of the town was interrupted by the construction of the railway, when the role of the local centre was taken over by nearby Litija.
TIC Šmartno, Staretov trg 25, t: 01 898 78 67