Martin – St Martin’s Church

History

The early gothic church was built in the seventies of the 13th century on the site of an older romanesque rotunda from the 12th century and an even older cemetery from the 11th century. The village of Martin is mentioned in 1284 and then the church had to exist. In the gothic period, the church was rebuilt and expanded several times. In the mid-fourteenth century, the vaults were closed, and in the 50s and 60s of the fifteenth century, the building was repaired after burning Martin in 1433. A little later, began to build a northern chapel, which was completed in 1523. The architectural development of the building practically ended in the 17th century by adding a western porch in the renaissance style. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the church was repeatedly subjected to fires, requiring reconstruction and minor corrections. At the beginning of the 20th century, the building received a new roof. Construction repairs were also carried out in the years 1981-1988.

Architecture

The primal church was a single-nave construction with a straight-ended chancel and a sacristy on the north side. Later, a northern and southern chapel was added, as well as tower from the west. The interior has rib vaults and frescos from the mid-fourteenth century.

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Website apsida.sk, Martin.