Hrabušice – St Lawrence’s church

History

The church was probably founded in the second half of the 13th century, because in 1268 the local priest was mentioned. At the beginning of the 15th century, a gothic reconstruction of the temple was carried out, and around 1500 the eastern wing of the sacristy was widened. In 1782, the church underwent baroque reconstruction. In 1916, the building was destroyed by fire, the most damaged tower had to be rebuilt using original materials. In the second half of the 20th century, the tower received a new roof.

Architecture

The church was originally a single-nave building with a western tower and a square chancel. In the western part of the nave there was a matroneum. During the gothic reconstruction, the romanesque chancel was replaced with a new, larger one with a polygonal shape. A chapel was added to the north side of the nave. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the east wing of the sacristy was widened.

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bibliography:
Website apsida.sk, Hrabušice.