Articular Protestant wooden church in Hronsek

Going to the kostol (wooden church)

Going to the kostol (wooden church)

Arrived at the church, houses in front of the church

Arrived at the church, houses in front of the church

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

History: Severe restrictions embodied in the articles of the Congress of Sopron 1681(Sopron is a city in Hungary) that enabled building of Protestant, so called articular, churches caused their extraordinary appearance. (Articular churches are wooden churches for Evangelical congregations in Slovakia.)

Articular Protestant wooden church in Hronsek

Articular Protestant wooden church in Hronsek

They must have been built within the single year, without any metal parts such as
nails, and without any tower. Thus the construction of the church in Hronsek
began on 23 October 1725 and was finished in the autumn of the 1726, the same
year when the adjacent belfry was built as well.

The belfry of wooden church in Hronsek

The belfry of wooden church in Hronsek

The church is 8m high and has a shape of the cross with arms 23 and 18m long. As there are many unusual motives from Scandinavian architecture, it is assumed that
craftsmen from Norway and Sweden participated on the construction site.

The main altar in a church

The main altar in a church

The main altar in a church

The main altar in a church

The interior of the church

The interior of the church

Lovely statue of the church

Lovely statuettee of the church

It’s unique that the church has five doors and enable to contain 1,100 believers at ones.

Brochure of the church

Brochure of the church

Explanation of the church

Explanation of the church

Photographs of the brochure

Photographs of the brochure, the interior and altar of the church

Pipe organ behind the altar and Pictures, story of Jesus, in the church

Pipe organ behind the altar and Pictures, story of Jesus, in the church

This wooden church is very unique and interesting, it is worth visiting once.

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