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.



Your name


Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Hungary


4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Priyantha Angodage (8 months ago)
Nice looking building
Dami Ibinaiye (8 months ago)
CandyClouds (4 years ago)
sonyaan thomas (4 years ago)
Padraic Farrell (4 years ago)
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Monte d'Accoddi

Monte d"Accoddi is a Neolithic archaeological site in northern Sardinia, located in the territory of Sassari. The site consists of a massive raised stone platform thought to have been an altar. It was constructed by the Ozieri culture or earlier, with the oldest parts dated to around 4,000–3,650 BC.

The site was discovered in 1954 in a field owned by the Segni family. No chambers or entrances to the mound have been found, leading to the presumption it was an altar, a temple or a step pyramid. It may have also served an observational function, as its square plan is coordinated with the cardinal points of the compass.

The initial Ozieri structure was abandoned or destroyed around 3000 BC, with traces of fire found in the archeological evidence. Around 2800 BC the remains of the original structure were completely covered with a layered mixture of earth and stone, and large blocks of limestone were then applied to establish a second platform, truncated by a step pyramid (36 m × 29 m, about 10 m in height), accessible by means of a second ramp, 42 m long, built over the older one. This second temple resembles contemporary Mesopotamian ziggurats, and is attributed to the Abealzu-Filigosa culture.

Archeological excavations from the chalcolithic Abealzu-Filigosa layers indicate the Monte d"Accoddi was used for animal sacrifice, with the remains of sheep, cattle, and swine recovered in near equal proportions. It is among the earliest known sacrificial sites in Western Europe.

The site appears to have been abandoned again around 1800 BC, at the onset of the Nuragic age.

The monument was partially reconstructed during the 1980s. It is open to the public and accessible by the old route of SS131 highway, near the hamlet of Ottava. It is 14,9 km from Sassari and 45 km from Alghero. There is no public transportation to the site. The opening times vary throughout the year.