Dravce – St Elisabeth’s church

History

The church was built by the Order of St. Anthony as a monastic temple, around 1300. In 1535, the Anthonite monastery was dissolved. In the eighteenth century, the northern sacristy was added, and in the nineteenth century, the church tower destroyed by fire, was liquidated. Medieval frescoes covering the interior of the church were discovered in 1928 and renovated in 1930. They combine Byzantine motifs with the Italian and gothic styles and belong to the most valuable in Slovakia.

Architecture

The church was a gothic building with a relatively long, straight-ended chancel and a western tower. The monastery buildings were added to the church from the north. Shortly after completion of the construction, the interior of the church was decorated with polychromes.

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Website apsida.sk, Dravce.