Malá Bara – St Peter’s church

History

   The church was built at the beginning of the 13th century. Originally it served as a temple for a nearby knight’s court, but after a few decades, when a settlement was established, it became a parish church. In the mid-fourteenth century, the church underwent the first major reconstruction. The space for the congregation was enriched with the addition of a new gothic aisle, which was attached to the romanesque building. In this century, the sacristy was also created.
  
Another reconstruction took place in the second half of the 15th century. On the west side of the nave stood a tower, that served not only as a belfry but also as a defensive function, as evidenced by a window on its northern side. The amendments also touched the romanesque nave. The western part of it was demolished, and instead the gothic nave grew to the east.
  
In the mid-17th century, the building was taken over by the Reformed Church, which still uses it. During the communist rule, the church deteriorated. It was only in the summer of 1989 that the necessary renovation started, which ended in 1993
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Architecture

   The church was originally a relatively small building with a short chancel completed by a semicircular apse. The internal dimensions of the nave were 610 cm x 450 cm. In the 14th century, a new gothic nave, 610 cm long and 750 cm wide, was added to the romanesque block. In the fifteenth century, from the west side, a tower was added, and the gothic nave was enlarged in the eastern part at the expense of the romanesque one. The preserved part of the romanesque nave was functionally assigned to the chancel and separated from the gothic nave with a new arch. On the south side found the foundations of the gothic pulpit.

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bibliografia:
Website apsida.sk, Malá Bara.