Chrasť nad Hornádom – Holy Trinity church

History

The church was built in the first half of the 13th century, probably as a pilgrimage temple. In the second half of the thirteenth century it was enlarged by a tower over the central part. Around 1646, the western apse was removed and replaced with a longitudinal aisle. In 1748, the church was damaged by lightning, and in 1950 the tower received a new metal roof.

Architecture

The original church was erected as a stone rotunda with a square central space and four apses. The tower was built in the second half of the 13th century and was built of bricks. The original rotunda was 10,6 meters long, and the inner square to which the apseas were added, has dimensions of about 4×4 m. The original portal was found in the south-western part of the eastern apse. It is a unique building in Slovakia.

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Website apsida.sk, Chrasť nad Hornádom.