Smrečany – Our Lady Church

History

The temple was built in 1349, but some experts admit that the building could be built at the end of the 13th century. At the beginning of the fifteenth century, the interior was decorated with wall paintings, which have been preserved to this day. During the baroque period, it was not subjected to any significant modifications except the onion roof of the tower and several parts of the interior furnishings. In the years 1954-1956, the church underwent a major renovation.

Architecture

The church is a representative of typical gothic, Liptov architecture. It consists of a single-nave corpus, a square chancel, a west tower and a sacristy on the north side. The nave is topped with a timber flat ceiling, decorated with gothic – renaissance paintings from the beginning of the 16th century. They present floral motifs as well as the fight of Saint George with a dragon or bear hunting. In the church has preserved a large part of the original gothic furnishings and decorations. These are paintings, wing altars and pulpits. In the presbytery there are carved wooden benches from the 15th century. The stone works are represented by gothic portals and the base of the baptistery.

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Website apsida.sk, Smrečany.