Čerín – St Martin’s church

History

Church of St. Martin was erected on a hill in the center of the village, around 1315. It belongs to a larger group of defensive churches erected at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in the area of then Żupa. In the 19th century, a wooden belfry was erected next to the church. During World War II, the church was heavily damaged due to shelling.

Architecture

The building is a towerless, single-nave temple with a separate chancel, thick walls and only a few small windows. It is surrounded by a stone wall with a gate. On the walls of the nave and on the vault of the presbytery there are precious gothic frescoes from the period from about 1370 to about 1500. The nave is covered with a wooden, painted ceiling from the beginning of the 16th century. Valuable equipment is completed by a stone, gothic baptismal font from the end of the 14th century.

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Website apsida.sk, Čerín.