Hervartov is a village and municipality in Bardejov District of north-east Slovakia. Hervartov is extremely small village where the population is 507 (2004 census) area 9.87 km2.
Hervartov village is very quiet, I didn’t meet anyone of locals other than the caretaker of the church, who keeps the key and explains about the church.
The church is the Roman Catholic wooden church from around 1500, which is dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi.
The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi – Hervartov is the oldest surviving wooden church in the Slovakia, the buildings was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage site.
The altar of the Holy Virgin, St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Barbara, Gothic, dating from 1460-1470.
Late Gothic painting from the beginning of the 16th century, restored by the Bardeiov painter Adrei Haffchik in 1650.
Tablet picture of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Christopher and ST. Catherine of Siena. Gothic picture, 1460-1470, tempera on wood.
The Last Supper, a tablet picture, tempera on wood, dated 1653.
On the southern wall of the church, these are the wall-paintings of the Bardejov
artist Andrei Haffchik. They are the most impressive and unique objects in the
church depicting the biblical parable about Wise and Stupid Virgins.
Left: The Nativity, figures of wood, 19th century. Right: The Resurrection, Christ and Saints, folk work from the beginning of the 19th century.
I found an old organ in the choir loft of the church. How old is this organ? I haven’t heard it.