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Kostol sv. Štefana Kráľa

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Nitra - area: Danubian Lowland - region: Lower Nitra

Type of interest: Sacral monuments and pilgrimage sites

The Romanesque church from the 10th century has undergone many changes over the centuries. In the 12th century, the horseshoe-shaped sanctuary was followed by a semicircle, and then the choir was built. The church dates from the 13th to the 14th century. century, it was expanded with a Gothic-style sacristy. The Turkish attacks caused serious damage to the condition of the building, its interior was completely looted, only its bell remained. No. 18 At the beginning of the 19th century, Bishop László Mattyasovszky rebuilt it in the Baroque style.

The interior and furnishings of the church are valuable. Fragments of 13th-century murals and Romanesque landscapes have survived. The Baroque altar dates from the 18th century. Excavations in and around the church uncovered the foundations of the church and a 10th-11th century. century cemetery.

It is almost certain that the original church was consecrated to another, as King Stephen I was not consecrated until 1083.

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Address Párovská 2,
949 01 Nitra
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GPS N48.31202°
Date of last change 11. 05. 2020
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