Hokovce – church of St Peter and St Paul

History

The church was built in the second half of the 13th century. The village itself is mentioned for the first time in 1245, as part of a monastery in Szah. In the middle of the fifteenth century, a new polygonal chancel was built, which replaced the original, smaller ones of unknown shape. In the years 1743-1744 after the disaster of the fire, the building underwent baroque reconstruction. In 1854, a tower was added, west of the gothic nave. The church restaurant was completed in 1958. The building received a new roof, and a romanesque stonework and gothic windows were discovered on the southern wall of the nave.

Architecture

The church combines romanesque and gothic elements. Originally, it was a simple building consisting of a nave ended with an apse. From the gothic period comes primarily the presbytery with the original vault and several architectural details, as well as the western portal and two round windows in the eastern part of the nave.

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Website apsida.sk, Hokovce.