Árpás Church

Árpás, Hungary

Árpás village lies in the Rábaköz (Little Hungarian Plain). It played a very important role in trade during Roman times, because the Amber Road ran along the village. The church was built in the 1200s by the Premonstratensians in honour of Saint Jacob. Nuns lived there for a while, but the monastery became the property of the Clarisses after the Turks had left the country. They were the ones who rebuilt the church in 1751. The architects of the time tried to stick to the fashion and used baroque elements in some places, but the building kept its original shape and massive, characteristic structure.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Hungary

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Béla Nád (3 years ago)
We crossed the Rába bridge. We stopped at a small chapel in a square crowded with beautiful pine trees. Not far from the chapel, he showed a building that preserved only its traces of its former light. Countess Folliot Victoria of Crenville lived here. He built the small chapel in 1804. When he wished to pray, a valet spread a rug from his house to the chapel so that the countess's feet would not touch the motherland.
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