Articular Church in Leštiny, Slovakia

Leštiny is a village and municipality in Dolný Kubín District in the Žilina Region of northern Slovakia.

Leštiny Village

Leštiny Village

Leštiny lies at an altitude of 586 metres and covers an area of 6.939 km². It has a population of about 225 people.

Main street of the village

Main street of Leštiny Village

The village contains an wooden Evangelical church constructed in 1688-89 by local
carpenters.

Wooden Evangelical Church in Leštiny

Wooden Evangelical Church in Leštiny

Wooden Evangelical Church in Leštiny

Wooden Evangelical Church in Leštiny

Construction of the wooden Evangelical Church was ordered by Jób Zmeškal and finished in 1688.

Main altar of Evangelical Church

Main altar of Evangelical Church

Main altar is from the 18th century and the famous Slovak poet Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav was baptised here as well.

 Interior of  Wooden Evangelical Church

Interior of Wooden Evangelical Church

The interior dates back to the 17th and 18th century, it is whole beautifully painted.

Interior of  wooden Evangelical Church in Leštiny

Interior of wooden Evangelical Church in Leštiny

The wooden Evangelical church with wooden belfry was included, along with seven wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, on the UNESCO Word Heritage List in 2008.

Gone out from the church I met local family and exchanged greetings each other.

Local family in Leštiny village

Local family in Leštiny village

This area is not economically prosperous, but they looked so happy.

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