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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Patti Miller (9 months ago)
Beautiful church. Wonderful english translation of the history of the church. Absolutely beautiful. We called ahead and they said to call when we arrived and they would open the church.
Matus Kluz (9 months ago)
Left of the main entrance is the house of key keeper from church. He is very welcome and full of stories about church and history of this place. He is second generation of key keepers and he is now over 70ies. Not sure that he speak English or other foreign language.
Paul Heller (10 months ago)
Beautiful wooden church located in small village off main highway. Can't go inside, need to call a local number. However there is parking on site and can wander around and take some nice pictures.
Raimundas Vaisvilas (2 years ago)
The church was built in 1742. It is actively used for local people
Martina Lizáková (3 years ago)
One of many beautiful evangelic articular churches you can see in the east/northeast of Slovakia. Pity the interior is closed though.
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