Chmeľov – Holy Cross church

History

The church was built by monks from the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, before 1212. They left Chmelov in 1313, when they exchanged it for Lendak in Spiš, and the church was transformed into a parish. During the renaissance, as in many other churches in the region of Šariš and Spiš, the church was rebuilt, changing, among others, crowning of the tower. In the following centuries only minor repairs were made.

Architecture

The church was a typical early gothic building with a nave, a polygonal chancel with a groin vault from the east side and a northern sacristy. Medieval is also a western tower with a crowning rebuilt in the renaissance period.

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bibliography:
Website apsida.sk, Chmeľov.