Beautifull Wooden Churches

Carpathian Wooden Churches

Carpathian Wooden Churches is the name of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that consists of nine wooden religious buildings constructed between 16th and 18th century in eight different locations in Slovakia. They include two Roman Catholic (Hervartov, Tvrdošín), three Protestant (so-called Articular churches in Hronsek, Leštiny, Kežmarok) and three Greek Orthodox churches (Bodružal, Ruská Bystrá, Ladomirová) plus one belfry in Hronsek

 Woooden churches in Slovakia, inscribed in the World Heritage Site list
One of few wooden Roman-Catholic Churches in Eastern Slovakia (most are Greek Catholic) near Bardejov in Hervartov

Greek Orthodox wooden church of Archangel Michael in Ladomirová
Greek Orthodox wooden church of Saint Nicholas in Bodružal
Articular Protestant wooden church in Hronsek
All Saints Roman-Catholic wooden church in Tvrdošín
Wooden articular church in Kežmarok

The Wooden articular church in Kežmarok (Slovak: Drevený artikulárny kostol v Kežmarku) is a wooden church in Kežmarok, Slovakia. The local Lutherans built it during a period of religious persecution, when they were allowed to erect only wooden churches. That is why even nails were made exclusively of wood. The construction was financially supported by Protestants from various countries, including Sweden and Denmark

The church was built in the free royal town of Kežmarok
An old photograph shows the church before its expensive reconstruction in the 1990s
Wooden Church, Miskolc

The Wooden Church (Deszkatemplom) is a church in Miskolc, Hungary. It is built of carved wood. The present building was built in 1999 in place of the previous one that was destroyed by arson in 1997.

The first church was consecrated on September 13, 1637, but both this date and the existence of the church are preserved only in tradition and there is no documentary evidence. The first document mentioning a church at this site dates back to 1698. This church was built of wood, but nothing else is known about it. The first church known by the name of 'Wooden Church' was built in 1724 and it stood until 1937.

The church
Aerialphotography of the chrurch
Wooden Churches of Maramures

The Maramures wooden churches in Northern Transylvania are a selection of eight examples of different architectural solutions from different periods and areas. They are Orthodox churches. They are high timber constructions with characteristic tall, slim bell towers at the western end of the building. They are a particular vernacular expression of the cultural landscape of this mountainous area of northern Romania.

Maramures is one of the better-known regions of Romania, with autonomous traditions since the Middle Ages - but still not much visited. Its well-preserved wooden villages and churches, its traditional lifestyle, and the local colourful dresses still in use make Maramures as near to a living museum as can be found in Europe.

Biserica din Sârbi josani
The portal from Sârbi Susani, 1639, Maramures
Budesti Josani church
Sârbi Susani church

Calinesti Susani church
Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland

Wooden Churches of Southern Little Poland and Subcarpathia of the UNESCO inscription are located in Gorlice, Nowy Targ, Bochnia counties ( Lesser Poland Voivodeship or Malopolskie), and Brzozów County (Subcarpathian Voivodeship) and are in Binarowa, Blizne, Debno Podhalanskie, Haczów, Lipnica Murowana, and Sekowa. There are in fact many others of the region which fit the description: "The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture.

Beautifull Wooden Churches

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