Religious Sites in Slovakia

Religious Sites in Slovakia – Churches and monasteries

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East-Slovakia Wooden Churches

The Wooden Churches of  Carpathian Mountain Area are located in the eastern and northeastern part of Slovakia. Among them the most important buildings (Hervartov, Tvrdosin, Kezmarok, Lestiny, Hronsek,  Bodruzal, Ladomirová, Ruská Bystrá) were inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008. East-Slovakia Wooden Churches

Rimavské Brezovo

Rimavské Brezovo is located in the southeastern part of Slovakia, about 18 km north of Rimavská Sobota. The main place of interest in the village is the 13th century Lutheran church.  Rimavské Brezovo

Kyjatice

Kyjatice is located in the southeastern part of Slovakia, in the Rimavská Sobota District. Kyjatice’s Romanesque-Gothic style church dates from the 13th century; it was rebuilt in both the 15th and the 17th centuries. Kyjatice

Šivetice

The Šivetice Rotunda, the only round church in the Gemer area, can be found on the cemetery-hill above the village.

It has a belfry standing next to it, and is surrounded by a protective wall.  Šivetice

Štítnik

The Gothic style Lutheran church dates from the 14th-15th centuries. The frescoes inside the church were painted in the 14th-16th centuries by Italian artists of the Renaissance Period.  Štítnik

Rimavská Baňa

The main attraction of the village is the Romanesque style church, on the side of the hill, which dates from 13th century. At the start of the 15th century, the Hussites took possession of the church and turned it into a fortification.  Rimavská Baňa

Kraskovo

The small village of Kraskovo is located in the southeastern part of Slovakia, about 15 km north of Rimavská Sobota. Kraskovo’s most important attraction is its Lutheran church, which features on the Gothic Route – a tourist route introducing the most important Gothic monuments of the region.  Kraskovo

Jasov Monastery

The principal attractions in Jasov are the Premonstratensian Monastery and Jasov Cave. The Premonstratensian Monastery in Jasov was founded by King Kálmán in the 12th century. During the Middle-Ages its function as a “place of authentification  was of nation-wide significance.  Jasov Monastery

Spišská Kapitula

Spišská Kapitula originated in the 13th century as fortified seat of ecclesiastical administration, the seat of the provost.  Later an independent Spiš bishopric was established here.  The dominating feature of Spišská Kapitula is the late Romanesque Cathedral of St Martin with its twin towers. Spišská Kapitula

Žehra

The small village of Žehra is located in the central-eastern part of Slovakia, in the Spišská Nová Ves District. Žehra’s principal monument is its Gothic Church. The early Gothic Church of Holy Spirit in Žehra was built after 1245 using Spiš travertine. Žehra

Prievidza

The late Roman Church of the Virgin Mary in the cemetery, the Parish church of St. Bartholomew from the 14th century with early-gothic shrine, and the Piarist church and monastery from the 18th century rank among the most important cultural monuments of PrievidzaPrievidza

Moldava nad Bodvou

The small town of Moldava nad Bodvou is located in the southeastern part of Slovakia, about 25 km southwest of Košice. The town’s Roman-Catholic church was built during the 15th century, in the Gothic style, on the site – according to sources – of a former 13th century church.  Moldava nad Bodvou