Dominican Church, Kosice

Found at the Dominican Square, the Dominican Church in Kosice, Slovakia is the oldest of churches to be found at Kosice. This church also is the oldest of all preserved objects to be spotted at this town. The first written document related to this church dates back to the year 1303, which mentions the existence church during that period. The Dominican Church in Kosice had been built around the period of 1290.

Dominican Church, Kosice

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Found at the Dominican Square, the Dominican Church in Kosice, Slovakia is the oldest of churches to be found at Kosice. This church also is the oldest of all preserved objects to be spotted at this town. The first written document related to this church dates back to the year 1303, which mentions the existence church during that period.

The Dominican Church in Kosice had been built around the period of 1290.

The Romanesque nave along with that of the narrow windows is the oldest part related to the Dominican Church, and the present shape had been made possible by the Baroque reconstruction that was carried out. The tower as well as the sanctuary erected here has been built along the lines of the Gothic style, and the conical tower that stands 68 meters tall is the highest to be found in Kosice.

The Dominican Church also served as a store house up till the start of the 18th century, after the damage caused to the church by a big fire during 1556. It was then rebuilt along the Baroque style. Wall paintings decorate the rich interiors, as painting on the ceiling is the handiwork of Stefan Voros. The main altar at the Dominican Church illustrates the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and the altar pertaining to the Rosary Virgin Mary deserves a special mention. Statues and paintings at the Dominican Church represent some of the renowned Dominican Saints.