Holy Trinity Church

Velemér, Hungary

Holy Trinity Church in Velemér was erected in the 13th century in the honour of the Holy Trinity has been mentioned in official documents since 1360. The rectangular aisleless church, to which a tower is attached on the north facade, is aligned east to west, as typical of medieval times. While carrying elements of Romanesque style (such as squatness and slitlike windows), it also has some Gothic elements (such as Gothic door, twin windows in the tower and rectangular apse). The walls of the church are built of both brick and stone.

The church is adorned by an arched cornice, with corbels carved with human faces, representing the various sins, supporting the roof. The frescoes in the church were painted by János Aquila of Radkesburg from 1377 to 1378.The church was used by the Calvinist church from the mid-17th century, and was re-Catholicised in 1733. It was abandoned in 1808 but restored several times, in 1968 and most recently in 2003.



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Velemér, Hungary
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Hungary


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Imre Réthy (2 years ago)
Beatiful church with very old wall paintings.
Papa Viczian (2 years ago)
One of the rear memorial of the medieval churches having original internal wall paintings. The place is perfect for having picnic or walking in the woods.
Sándor Zsolt Sipos (2 years ago)
Worth a detour. This church was built during the 13th century. Make sure you arrive before noon on a sunny day. Frescos are well restored compared to their age. It has good atmosphere, including its vicinity as well. Entry fee included a postcard. Sometimes even marriage ceremonies are held in this tiny church.
Tiberiu Bociat (4 years ago)
Impresive and surprising place! Unespecting a very old, small and nice church in a lost place. I was very pleasant surprised
Zoltan Varallyay (4 years ago)
The secret place hiding the truth about the Kings of Arpad's house. Breathtaking Fresco's and beautiful design for the lightpath of the sun through the windows sweeping the paintings and illuminating key scenes at celebrated days (for instance, St Nicholas on 6th of Dec). I hope this church will stay here for centuries to the glory of God.
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