Banská Štiavnica – church of the Virgin Mary of the snow

History

The church comes from a chapel built in 1512 from the donations of wealthy miners. In 1580 it was extended at the cost of the town by a polygonal chancel. During World War II, the church was burnt. It was repaired in 1947-1950.

Architecture

The church is a late-gothic, orientated, single-nave building with a polygonal ended presbytery with a rib vault. The nave of the church was strengthened by numerous buttresses, between which large gothic windows with pointed arches were pierced from the south. The north wall is devoid of them, it has only a pointed-arch portal, currently walled up.

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bibliography:
Website wikipedia.org, Kostol Panny Márie Snežnej (Banská Štiavnica).