Hronsek Church

Hronsek, Slovakia

Reformation in central Slovakia already had many sympathisers and devotees by the middle of 16th century. In particular, the influence of the neighbouring mining towns and the frequent contacts between German traders and craftsmen and local residents, helped them to disseminate and accept new reformation ideas. That is why it is unsurprising that by that time, Hronsek's aristocracy, and consequently their liege people as well, professed the Protestant's religion.

Though the Soprony assembly permitted the construction of the new church in Hronsek in 1681, churchgoers continued to meet for worship at the Renaissance Rothov's manor house for a long time. The foundation stone for a new church was laid on 23 October 1725, at the time when the number of churchgoers had increased and the ecclesiastical community was better off. Worshippers built this church within a year and a day and already, on 31 October 1726, the church was solemnly consecrated. As a fairly exceptional wood-framed building in Slovakia, it shows evidence of foreign architectural influence. Master builders remained anonymous. Probably they were called to Hronsek by eminent aristocrats from the community. It is possible that they came from Germany where the use of wooden framed construction was wide spread.

There are 1,100 chairs in this church. Its organ was fitted in 1764. Four bulky lime trees stand in its yard. Fine wooden belfry from 1726 stands nearby.



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Founded: 1725
Category: Religious sites in Slovakia


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DanielTnc (22 months ago)
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the church is a fine example of the articular wooden churches found in the Carpathians of Slovakia. You have to call some given numbers attached at the front door to enter and see the interior. Still, the wooden architecture is something worth admiring.
Branislav Flassik (2 years ago)
Very nice church built mostly from wood. UNESCO heritage.There are also other evangelical churches like this across Slovakia. Nice place, it's quiet, because it is hidden from the main road. Visit it...
Paweł A. Boruń - Jagodziński (3 years ago)
Quite unique, nevertheless seems similar to Churches of Peace in Silesia (Poland). If you wish to enter you need to make an appointment in advance. Parking places are limited, but you can try to find some place nearby.
peter labak (3 years ago)
This is really a unique place. Take a little detour from main roads and visit it. Surrounded by very old trees, this wooden church is just amazing. Main structure is build just from wood without any Iron made piece.
Gabriela Horková (3 years ago)
An old and untraditional church full of great energy
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