Pezinok – St Sigismund’s church

History

The church was built in the first half of the 13th century. At the beginning of the fourteenth century, the temple was rebuilt in the gothic style, a chancel was added to the original church. At the end of the fourteenth century, a side aisle was added to the north. In the sixteenth century, the church received new vaults, and the central nave received a flat ceiling. In 1611, the church briefly passed into the hands of evangelicals. Already in 1617 it was again a Catholic. Protestants again took over the building in 1645 during the rebellion of George Rakoczi. During this period, a porch was added to the nave from the south, and the whole church was surrounded by a wall. Smaller corrections were also made in the 19th and 20th centuries. During World War II, the upper part of the tower was severely damaged by Russian soldiers.

Architecture

The church was originally a romanesque building with an impressive western tower, a single nave and a northern sacristy. At the beginning of the fourteenth century, a multi-side ended, gothic chancel and a northern aisle were added. The central and side naves originally had a separate gable roofs, which later replaced the common one. The romanesque origin of the structure is confirmed by two preserved windows on the sides of the southern entrance. The groin vault of the chancel, the west portal of the nave and windows on its northern and eastern walls are gothic. In the gothic window on the east side of the aisle, the original stained glass window, showing the tower of heavenly Jerusalem, in addition to floral motifs, has been preserved.

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Website apsida.sk, Pezinok.