Medieval murals in 35 sacral structures

(Batizovce, Bijacovce, Čečejovce, Čerín, Dechtice, Dravce, Chyžné, Koceľovce, Kraskovo, Kyjatice, Leles, Levoča, Liptovský Ondrej, Ľuboreč, Ludrová, Martin, Necpaly, Ochtiná, Plešivec, Podolínec, Poniky, Poruba, Rákoš, Rimavská Baňa, Rimavské Brezovo, Sazdice, Smrečany, Stará Halič, Svinice, Šamorín, Šivetice, Švábovce, Veľká Lomnica, Zolná, Želiezovce)
With their amazing volume, high artistic and historical quality and iconographic diversity, the medieval murals in a group of 35 sacral structures in Slovakia dating from the 13th-14th centuries are among the most interesting in Europe. In most cases the mural painting was produced in several phases. Its role was to make biblical stories available in the form of pictures, also known as biblia pauperum, to illiterate worshippers. Hence the frescos fulfilled an important liturgical and iconographic function. During the Reformation several murals were overlaid with whitewash. After being uncovered from the end of the 19th century they have in most cases undergone multiple restoration interventions.

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