St. Michael Archangel Church

Ladomirová, Slovakia

St. Michael Archangel Church cbelongs to the so-called Lemkov's group of the eastern Carpathian wooden churches of the eastern rite (Greek Orthodox Church). The horizontal segmentation of the spacious nave reveals the conjunction of different geometric formations of roof level, a substantial height zoning and a Baroque form of a multi-staged roofing over a single room. This confirms the thesis that Lemkov's group did not create an independent form of east-Carpathian wooden churches, but that it is a particular variant of the Boykowsky's church, with considerable influence from western sacral building. Already in the year 1600, the existence was mentioned of a church and rectory in parish Ladomirova.

The church was built in 1742 without a single metal nail. Independent belfry with column construction stands by the church. The area, part of which is a cemetery, has a log fence. Valuable iconostas and altar are from the mid-18th century. It is a five-row wooden architecture filled with icons, part of which was destroyed in the Second World War.

Today the church is registered on the UNESCO's World Heritage List as part of the Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area.

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Founded: 1742
Category: Religious sites in Slovakia

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Rafal Puzio (2 years ago)
Cerkiew pw. św. Michała Archanioła z 1742 r. UNESCO, Ladomirová (Słowacja)
László Urbán (3 years ago)
Felújítás alatti ószláv templom. Magyar nyelvű ismertetőt kaptunk a templomról, amelyet hangszórókon hallgattunk meg. Ezután lehetőségünk volt az ikonosztázia mögé is betekinteni.
Martin Schwarz (3 years ago)
UNESCO wooden ortodhox chuch - must see in the region
Andrzej Kuśnierczak (3 years ago)
Wonderful place. Unfortunately you can't get inside. Nearby, about 5 min walk there is a new church. Worth to go and have a look inside.
Richard Ziman (5 years ago)
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