Žíp – Our Lady church

History

The church appeared around the mid-fourteenth century in an elevated position on the site of an earlier building, which was already mentioned in the lists of papal tithes from 1332-1337. After completing the interior, wall paintings were made. During the Reformation, in the seventeenth century, the building was taken over by the Calvinists, who adapted it to their liturgical needs. As the years went by, the condition of the church began to deteriorate, so that it could even collapse. After World War II, the removal of the presbytery was considered; fortunately, the discovery of medieval frescoes prevented it. The complex renovation of the building was completed in the years 1970-1978. As a result, the building statics was secured, a new roof was laid and the floor was tiled. Wall polychromes were also discovered and recreated.

Architecture

The original church had the form of a single-nave structure completed with a polygonal presbytery. The gothic entrance portal was located on the south side of the nave. Wall paintings from the year 1400 are only fragmentarily preserved, because many of them destroyed moisture. The most visible, in the shape of curtains, are located in the lower part of the presbytery.

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Website apsida.sk, Žíp.