Čachtice – St Anthony chapel

History

The chapel was built at the beginning of the 14th century. It was already mentioned on the list of papal tithes from 1332 – 1337. During the construction of the parish church, completed in 1390, the chapel served as a substitute temple. Similarly, it was used during the reformation in 1550-1660, when the parish church belonged to Protestants and the chapel to Catholics. In 1729, the building was renovated.

Architecture

The chapel was created as a small, orientated building with a rectangular nave and a polygonal chancel. The building has been preserved in an original gothic style with several architectural details. On the outside has four windows, decorated with tracery and a simple western portal. In the northern wall of the chancel, the gothic portal originally led to the now non-existent sacristy.

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bibliography:
Website apsida.sk, Čachtice – kaplnka.