The Chapel of St. George in Kostoľany pod Tríbečom

Recent research also confirms that this small, single-nave church, which gives an archaic early Roman impression is one of the oldest standing sacred architectural structures in Slovakia. Based on findings its origins are placed in the 11th century and some hypotheses state that it dates from the 9th century. The original nave is ended by the rectangularly closed sanctuary. In the 13th century the church was expanded westward and the landlord Emporia was established in the annex. At the same time, they built a tower over the middle area of the expanded nave. The early medieval murals are preserved in the interior. The themes derive from the Virgin Mary and Christologist cycles. The space is illuminated by the slit windows. The characteristic entrance of the profiled portal was placed in the south wall of the enlarged portion of the nave.

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