Sts. Peter and Paul Church

Nitra, Slovakia

Sts. Peter and Paul Church and Monastery of the Franciscan Order is a Renaissance estate built in 1624-1630 under Bishop Telegdy. After the Turkish invaders had destroyed the Monastery, the structure was modified by adding four chapels and, in 1732, a steeple.

The whole structure received its present Baroque appearance in early 18th century. Inside the Church holds a valuable series of 33 wood carvings depicting the life of St. Francis of Assisi created by F.X.Seegen, a Franciscan monk.

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Samova 2, Nitra, Slovakia
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Founded: 1624-1630
Category: Religious sites in Slovakia

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www.nitra.eu

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Jan Studenic (18 months ago)
Paráda. Nádherné miesto...
Jano Jano (19 months ago)
Kostol ktorý dýcha históriou. Nachádza sa neďaleko Nitrianskeho hradu v tichej lokalite. Prístup do kostola je možný od župného námestia (kde je aj parkovisko) smerom cez klenbový otvor ALE! Treba dávať pozor v prípade, že tam vstupujete autom- je tam Zákaz vjazdu! Takže najlepšie nechať auto v blízkosti a ísť do kostola pešo. Návšteva kostola či z dôvodu omše alebo obhliadka interiéru sa oplatí.
Ivan Balla (19 months ago)
Krásny chrám
Tino Sykora (2 years ago)
Nice historic
Pavol Cvíčela (2 years ago)
Veľmi pekný kostolík s dobrou akustikou. Kostol a kláštor svätých Petra a Pavla sa nachádza v bezprostrednej blízkosti Nitrianskej galérie. Komplex tvorí súvislú zástavbu ohraničujúcu priestranné námestie Horného mesta. Pôvodne renesančný jednoloďový kostol zasvätili sv. Petrovi a Pavlovi. Veža bola pristavaná v roku 1732. Zo západnej strany kostola dal pristavať nitriansky biskup Juraj Selepčéni 4 kaplnky. Nad kaplnky postavili oratórium, ktoré je prepojené s chórom. Neskôr bol kostol upravený na barokový štýl. Steny kostola a kaplniek zdobí 33 reliéfnych vypuklých plastík z dubového dreva znázorňujúcich ucelený cyklus výjavov zo života zakladateľa rádu sv. Františka. Tvorcom umeleckého diela bol František Xaver Seegen. Hlavný oltár znázorňuje obraz apoštolov sv. Petra a Pavla. Kamenný reliéf apoštolov Petra a Pavla zamurovali do vonkajšej fasády. Kláštor prilieha ku kostolu zo severovýchodnej strany a je s ním spojený krížovou chodbou.
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