Wooden Churches of Eastern Slovakia

In terms of originality, technical and artistic rendition and social significance, the wooden churches of Eastern Slovakia rank among the most precious gems of Slovakia. These logged structures bear testimony particularly to traditional folk craftsmanship influenced by trends in professional building construction. Of the original number around 30 have been preserved to date. Apart from the Hervartov Roman Catholic church in Gothic or Gothic-like style, the group comprises largely Greek Catholic churches. According to the construction and gradation of the roofing of particular spaces they fall into the so-called Lemkov and Bojkov types. Richly-carved iconostas separating the altar from the rest of the church is an inseparable part of the typical interior.

Eastern Orthodox Wooden Church of Our Lord’s Encounter with Simeon in Kožany
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Basil the Great at Hrabová Roztoka
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Basil the Great at Kalná Roztoka
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Basil the Great at Krajné Čierno
Eastern Orthodox Wooden Church of St Cosmo and Damian in Lukov
Eastern Orthodox Wooden Church of St Luke the Evangelist at Brežany
Eastern Orthodox Wooden Church of St Luke the Evangelist at Krivé
Eastern Orthodox Wooden Church of St Luke the Evangelist at Tročany
Eastern Orthodox Wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel at Frička
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel at Inovce
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel at Ladomirová
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel at Príkra
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel at Ruský Potok
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel at Šemetkovce
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel at Topoľa
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Michael the Archangel at Uličské Krivé
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Nicholas at Bodružal
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Nicholas the Bishop at Ruská Bystrá
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Paraskevi at Dobroslava
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of St Paraskevi at Potok
Eastern Orthodox Wooden Church of the Holiest Mother Decease in Hunkovce
Eastern Orthodox Wooden Church of the Holiest Mother Protection in Jedlinka
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of the Holy Mother of God the Protector in Korejovce
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of the Holy Mother of God the Protector in Miroľa
Greek Catholic Wooden Church of the Holy Mother of God the Protector in Nižný Komárnik
Roman Catholic Wooden Church of St Francis of Assisi at Hervartov
Evangelical ‘Articled’ Wooden Church at Kežmarok

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