Tvrdošín – All Saints Church

History

The late-gothic All Saints church was probably built in the second half of the fifteenth century. In the 17th century, it underwent a renaissance reconstruction. A wide-ranging renovation was carried out in 1986-1993 when, among other, the roof was replaced and internal decorations were secured.

Architectue

The church consists of a rectangular nave and also a rectangular but shorter and narrower chancel. It was built in a log construction without the use of metal nails. The nave and the chancel are covered with separate, shingle, gable roofs, and on the western edge there is a small ridge turret. The entire building is surrounded by low arcades supported by pillars and covered with a mono-pitched roof.

Current state

In 2008, due to its unique character, the building was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Currently, the church is open to visitors for a small fee. Unfortunately, without prior appointment, it is available to tourists only in July and August from 10am to 4pm. In the remaining months before the visit, you must confirm visit by phone.

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bibliography:
Website muzeum.sk, Tvrdošín.
Website farnost-tvrdosin.sk, História farnosti Tvrdošín.