Evangelical Church, Štítnik

The predecessor of today’s three-nave basilica with a polygonal closure was uncovered by archaeological research in its interior. It comes from the first half of the 13th century and it belonged to a separate tower with a square floor plan. Later, both buildings were connected, the original church building was dismantled and during the 14th century expanded to the south and north naves. The interior in the north nave was decorated with a late-Gothic mural. The robust tower exceeded the wooden gallery and roofing to the beginning of the 18th century, when it ceased to be used to defend the city. The richly painted interior of the church covered points of up to three layers of murals from the 14th to 16th centuries. The rich original furnishing of the church dates mainly from the 17th century. The Štítnik frescoes rank among the most valuable memorials of its kind and the most precious examples of medieval sacral art in the region of Gemer.

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