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The Church

The first local church in the center of the village was said to be built of interwoven wicker, which was covered with clay and the roof was under reeds. The altar was dedicated in honor of St Nicholas. According to local tradition, King St. Stephen pitched his tent on its site when he stayed here. That is why a small church was built on this place. Later, in the 2nd half of the 12th century, a stone Romanesque church was built on the site of the foundations of this same inadequate building, which was completely dilapidated and abandoned in 1560. After the completion of the new church in 1730, it became a cemetery chapel, but after many centuries its structural condition was marred by the ravages of time and it was therefore demolished sometime in the 19th century. It was a single-nave building with a semicircular apse separated by a triumphal arch. A brick sacristy was added to the church probably in the 18th century. On the stone in the axis of the apse was engraved the monogram HI, probably in the 18th century.

In 1730 - 1732 the Esztergom canon János Illyés built the Baroque Roman Catholic Church of King St. Stephen. The tower of the church was built in 1755, the building was refaced and reconstructed in 1876. Later the church was only repaired, the last time in 1991.

It is a single-nave space with a polygonal capped presbytery and a sacristy attached to it, and a tower in front of the main gable façade with an imagined tower. The nave is articulated by pilasters and vaulted with bays of Prussian vaulting abutting the heads of the loose associated piers, with three bays of narrower Prussian vaulting at the sides and three bays of narrower Prussian vaulting abutting the corbelled heads of the inset associated piers on one side. The presbytery is vaulted with bays of lunette vaulting. The vaults are decorated with murals with biblical scenes, which were made in 1991 during the last renovation of the church. The Baroque main altar from the first half of the 18th century with wooden columns features a central image of St Stephen sacrificing Hungary to Virgin Mary. The classical baptismal font was made in 1787 by an unknown Italian master.

There is a wooden cross with a polychromed body in the anteroom. The Lourdes Grotto with the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes with kneeling Bernadette was built around 1930. In the church there is a commemorative plaque for the 1100th anniversary of the seizure of the homeland (896-1996). Some of the church furnishings were removed after 1970 (side altars, classical pulpit, pilgrimage banners, wall paintings, etc.). On the choir supported by one arcade there is an organ with a nice neoclassical pipe case. In the tower there are three bells made by R. Mahoušek and Co. In 1916 two old bells were confiscated for military purposes (casting of cannons), leaving only a small bell, the dying bell. Until 1755 there was a bell tower of wooden construction in front of the church, from which the three hung bells were transferred to the church tower.

In the local cemetery there is a romantic chapel, dating from 1862. The building was restored in 1934 by pastor Ferenc Fehér, who is buried there. It is a smaller building with a square ground plan, dominated by lattice masonry. The entrance portal to the mausoleum is neo-Gothic, above which there is a commemorative plaque of the construction of the building and its restoration. The crown cornice is distinctive. The chapel is covered with a tent roof, in the center of which rises a slender tall metal tower of neo-Gothic shapes covered with a spire. The main altar has a central image of Our Lady of Sorrows from 1937.


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Date and time

Today is Tuesday, 6/25/2024, 21:31:55


today, Tuesday 25. 6. 2024
few clouds 29 °C 16 °C
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