The church of Sóly is the probably the oldest original Hungarian village church. Saint Stephen founded it in 1009 as votive chapel. The shrine of the church and the larger part of the nave was built at the beginning of the 11th century. The event was commemorated by the memoria erected in the centre of the village.

Being used by the Reformed congragation since the 16th century, the church boasts a small pulpit on the North side, between the shrine and the nave. With the inscription indicating the year 1775. The segments of the painted ceiling of the church dating back to 1724 and the gallery were taken in 1894 to the Museum of Applied Arts. The famous paper-mill having been in use since the 18th century, belonging to Cistercian Abbey of Zirc, which provided the Abbey with paper.



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Founded: 1009
Category: Religious sites in Hungary


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Zoltán Hornyacsek (13 months ago)
One of our oldest churches, beautifully renovated, in a well-kept environment.
Református Egyházközség Hajmáskér-Sólyi (2 years ago)
The Birthplace of the Christian Hungarian State
MCBUBU0 (2 years ago)
Excellent historical attraction
Mihály Áron (3 years ago)
Old church, we don't even know how old, pretty much prehistoric, as it is not perpendicular, there are no parallel, with terribly strong energies, from a different age, messageing us as an age-old sacral building from medieval Hungary.
Katalin Ferenczné. R. (3 years ago)
Nice quiet place with historically very valuable attraction.
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