St. George's Church

Cserkút, Hungary

The gem of the beautiful and green settlement of Cserkút is the slender church in the centre, which was built in the 13th century. The impressive facade of the church building is decorated with beautifully restored frescoes and works of art by Péter Prokop.

In accordance with ancient traditions the one-nave annular-vaulted building is east-west orientated and it has a semi-circular apse. Its mitre-roofed doorless tower is issuing from the western gable of the church roof. The round-arched and plain-corniced entrance opens from the southern side wall of the building. It used to be decorated with frescoes. The unbroken northern wall of the church nave is decorated with a Byzantine-style rectangular fresco, depicting the twelve apostles. The apse used to be decorated lavishly. Its lower part had purple drapery, above it on the right side supposedly the figures of the three Hungarian saints, Stephen, László and Imre were borne, while on the left side the Hungarian female saints were depicted. Unfortunately these walls of the church got damaged in the period of the Turkish Conquest and it also meant that the beautiful frescoes got also destroyed.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Hungary


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