Vítkovce – St Philip and St James church

History

The church was built around 1300. Around 1340, its interior was decorated with wall paintings, that have been preserved on the northern wall of the nave. In the 17th century the church underwent a significant renaissance reconstruction, during which the nave and the chancel were vaulted. The renovation of the temple was carried out at the end of the 19th century, and in 1905 the wall paintings in the nave were discovered again. The building was renovated in 2013.

Architecture

Church of St Philip and St James was erected as a typical single-nave building with a square chancel, a tower on the west side and a sacristy on the north side. The building combines early gothic style with romanesque elements. Medieval architectural details have preserved the original windows on the tower, as well as a rosette on its eastern side. Fragments of gothic wall frescoes are preserved in the interior.

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bibliography:
Website apsida.sk, Vítkovce.