Holy Trinity Cathedral

Žilina, Slovakia

The Church of the Holy Trinity, since February 2008 Holy Trinity Cathedral, was built around 1400. The Žilina castle is assumed to be already there as early as the 13th century, of which there are documents from 1318 to 1454. It was originally consecrated to Mary, but in the 16th century it was reconsecrated as the Church of the Holy Trinity. The chapel of John of Nepomuk was added in 1762. The church burned down three times, in 1678, 1848 and partly in 1886. The three naves of the church were originally in Gothic style, but after a reconstruction it was styled to Renaissance style. The last major reconstruction of the church was done in 1942.

The main altarpiece in the main altar depicts the Holy Trinity, the side altars depict Immaculate Conception and the Crucifix, and near the entrance there is a picture of Saint Anne. In the compounds of the church stands separate Burian's Tower, built in the first half of the 16th century. The tower offers a good view of the preserved medieval part of the town.

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Horný Val, Žilina, Slovakia
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Founded: c. 1400
Category: Religious sites in Slovakia

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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LOWA 515 (11 months ago)
Good cathedrale in downtown of zilina
Ves Bek (20 months ago)
I like it. It has a good view to the square in front of it.
Daniel Brvnišťan (2 years ago)
Time to turn it into the Great Mosque of Upper Hungarian Khalifate.
Martin Hurta (4 years ago)
nice place
Kristian Sommer (4 years ago)
Absolutely beautiful!
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