Chmeľovec – St Michael’s Church

History

Church of St. Michael was erected in the first half of the 13th century. In the first quarter of the fifteenth century, the interior was decorated with frescoes. During the Reformation the church passed into the hands of evangelicals. In 1967 the renovation was carried out due to numerous cracks and the threat of collapse, unfortunately during this work medieval polychromes were destroyed.

Architecture

The church is a simple, small building with a rectangular, single-nave corpus and chancel in the form of a horseshoe apse. The romanesque detail is a round window in the eastern wall of the apse. The interior of the church was originally covered with wall polychromes. It were characterized by vivid colors and evidently were the authorship of the traveling artist, because they are unique to this region.

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bibliography:
Website apsida.sk, Chmeľovec.