St. Elizabeth Church, Bratislava

The St. Elizabeth’s Church is a Roman – Catholic Church in Bratislava. It is consecrated to the Holy Elizabeth of Hungary.

St. Elizabeth Church, Bratislava

St. Elizabeth Church, Bratislava

Due to the colour scheme of the facade by blue majolica mosaic tile, the church is also known as Blue Church.  Majolica is a tile indigenous to Slovakia and is manufactured in the city of Modra (Western Slovakia).

Monument for the Unborn, located at the front of the church.

Monument for the Unborn, located at the front of the church.

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The interior of the St. Elizabeth Church

Ceiling of the St. Elizabeth Church

Ceiling of the St. Elizabeth Church

The altar of the church

The altar of the church

This one-nave church was built in 1907-1908 and the ground floor of the church is oval. The Blue Church has a cylindrical tower and the exterior design is of the Hungarian Art Nouveau style. It is decorated with bright and beautiful blue majolica tiles.

The Blue Church

The Blue Church

St. Elizabeth Church, Bratislava

St. Elizabeth Church, Bratislava

St. Elizabeth Church, Bratislava

St. Elizabeth Church, Bratislava

Mosaic of St. Elizabeth above the main entrance and tower of the Blue Church

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary (7 July 1207 – 17 November 1231) was a princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, and a greatly venerated Catholic saint. She was married at the age of 14, and widowed at 20.

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

After her husband’s death she sent her children away and build a hospital where she herself served the sick. She became a symbol of Christian charity after her death at the age of 24 and was quickly canonized.

The Blue Church, Bratislava

The Blue Church, Bratislava

The St. Elizabeth Church is very beautiful. Speaking of Bratislava, I would remember the Blue Church surely .

It seems that it’s time to get back to my home town, Tokyo. So I went to the Central Station of Bratislava and took the train bound for Vienna.

Bratislava Central Railway Station

Bratislava Central Railway Station

I left Bratislava.

I left Bratislava for Vienna.

Goodbye, Blue Church, Bratislava and Slovakia!

 

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