The wooden articled Evangelical church in Leštiny was built 1688 with wooden belfry. The lavishly painted interior decoration of the church is from the 17th and 18th centuries. Visitors are attracted especially by the main altar from the beginning of the 18th century, church pews with coats of arms, Renaissance baptistery of the 17thcentury, a copy of the burial flag of J. Zmeškal, and an epitaph of M. Meška of 1753.

It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area.

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Janet` said 2 years ago
I lived in Slovakia for a year and became friends with the organist/teacher and attended Sunday services here. The inside was painted with lots of stripes--blue, red and white. One of my students lived in the shadow of the castle in Oravsky Podzamok, a really cool castle. One of the turrets was actually a toilet. And, there was -- honestly -- a large painting, that when you pushed it aside, revealed a hole in the wall that took you the back of the chapel, where the priest would enter for services.


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Founded: 1688
Category: Religious sites in Slovakia

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Peter Rusnák (18 months ago)
Home sweet home....
Daniel Divinec (2 years ago)
Bol to naozaj vynimocny zazitok. Kostolik velmi zaposobil a pani sprievodkyna takisto. Starsia pani na dochodku, ktora s tym kostolikom naozaj zije. Neviem si predstavit lepsi vyklad, ako od cloveka, ktory je s kostolikom i s Lestinami vnutorne spojeny po cely zivot. Odporucam volat vopred a dohodnut prehliadku, lebo pani caka doma a pride sama, alebo my sme boli autom pre nu a predatavila nam kostolik aj ked sme boli iba dvaja. Odporucam vsetkym!
Ján Janiga (2 years ago)
Kto nevidel neuverí. Hoci nie je vyriešené parkovanie, návšteva stojí za to. Kto vôjde pocíti bázeň, úctu a nadšenie. Majstrovstvo predkov v architektúre priamo na dlani. Kostolík ma kapacitu 300 miest, je využívaný na služby Božie dodnes. Unikátna stavba, unikátny interiér, 300-ročná krstiteľnica z dreva, maľovaný strop imitujúci mramor, vyšívaný obraz poslednej večere, lavice v ktorých sedával Hviezdoslav, ale aj drevený luster, čo má viac ako 200 rokov. Vo vnútri sa nesmie fotiť, ale ja som mal česť, že mi bolo dovolené, preto z úcty a vďačnosti pridávam len komprimované a orezané 2 fotky z vnútra, aby som ostatných inšpiroval. Naozaj treba vidieť a zažiť.
Kamil Poturnaj (2 years ago)
Very nice place I recommed to stop here and see the old church. It is recognised by UNESCO.
Martin Schwarz (2 years ago)
very nice church with unique atmosphere....UNESCO
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