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Church of St.Stephen the King / Kostol Sv. Štefana krála (Zilina, Slovakia)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 49° 12.967 E 018° 43.617
34U E 334470 N 5453967
Quick Description: The small Romanesque Church of St.Stephen the King, the oldest historic building of Zilina, is situated in the city part Rudiny. It is one of the first Romanesque churches in Slovakia, dating from the middle of the 13. century.
Location: Slovakia
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 11:57:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM6MHF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 67

Long Description:

Church of St.Stephen the King (In Slovak: Kostol Sv. Štefana krála) is the oldest architectural relic of town Zilina. It is one of the first Romanesque churches in Slovakia, dating from the middle of the 13th century.

The oldest architectural relic in Žilina is the Church of St. Stephen the King in the quarter Rudiny. The origin of this Romanesque church is dated by the experts to the years 1200-1250. The legend goes that the Hungarian King Stephen I himself (958?-1038) ordered to build it. Valuable is the inner decoration of the church. Wall paintings originate from approximately 1260 - in 1950 they were discovered and later on restored by the Žilina fine artist Mojmír Vlkolácek. The church is walled by a stone fence. Archaeological survey made in 1995 and discovered foundations of the Chapel of Corpus Christi from the 15th century, which were until then documented only in writings.

Building Materials: Stone

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