Moldava nad Bodvou – Holy Spirit church

History

The first church was probably built in the 13th century. In the fifteenth century, a new three-nave temple was erected on the site of an older building, made by builders of workshop erecting the church of St. Elizabeth in Kosice. In 1644, the church burnt down, but it was repaired in 1646. The fire in 1794 had worse consequences, followed by a thorough reconstruction in the baroque-classicist style. As a result, three naves of the corpus were joined into one large nave space and a new classicist tower was erected. The building was repaired in 1895-1896, but was seriously damaged in 1944 during World War II.

Architecture

The original late medieval, gothic church consisted of a three-nave corpus and a three side ended chancel. It had buttressed walls, between which high, gothic windows with stone tracery were placed. The gothic rib vault has been preserved in the chancel. Worth seeing is also the pointed, southern portal, richly profiled and topped with pinnacles.

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Website apsida.sk, Moldava nad Bodvou.