Poruba – St Nicholas Church


The church was built in the first half of the fourteenth century or perhaps at the turn of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. At the beginning of the 15th century, the building was renovated and decorated with frescoes, preserved to this day. In the mid-seventeenth century it was modified, when the nave received a painted ceiling. In 1660, the building was taken over by Protestants who added wooden galleries to it. In the past century, before the west entrance to the tower, a porch was added. In the years 1997-1998, the entire church was renovated, which led to the discovery of yet unknown wall paintings in the nave. Until 2009, a comprehensive renovation took place, including the renovation of frescoes, a wooden ceiling and several architectural details.


The church was erected as a one-nave construction with a square chancel, a western tower and a sacristy on the northern side. Its finest, gothic monument are wall paintings from the fifteenth century, preserved mainly in the chancel and on the sides of the chancel arch, to a lesser extent on the north and south walls of the nave.

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