St. Stephen's Church

Nitra, Slovakia

St. Stephen's Church is a protected cultural monument situated in Nitra. The beginning of the present-day church dates back to the 10th century. In the following two centuries, St. Stephen's Church was rebuilt. In early 18th century the church was renewed to its final Baroque style. This site is a rare medieval structure with the sanctuary beneath a Baroque semicircular vault with lunettes. You can still see parts of Romanesque frescoes inside. The church was rebuilt by František Maťašovský in 1720.

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Párovská 2, Nitra, Slovakia
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Slovakia

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Milan (2 years ago)
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Petra Hoffmannová (2 years ago)
Nádherné miesto, škoda len že zastavané bytovkami.
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