Wooden Articular Church

Wooden articular church Wooden articular church

This national cultural sight was built almost 300 years ago. It ranks among 8 Slovak wooden churches, which were registered in the UNESCO List of the World Cultural Heritage in 2008.

The church is situated next to the New Evangelical Church, which looks like a mosque. Nowhere else in the world, you will find such a combination of architectural styles.

The wooden church in Kežmarok comes from the times of religious oppression of Protestants, who were only allowed to build their church on the basis of the permission contained in the 26th legal article - so-called articul, which was enacted by the Sopron Assembly in 1681. The Protestants could build their churches only in the suburbs outside the town walls and in the place, which was exactly appointed by the Royal Commission. The church had to be built exclusively at the expense of the Protestant parish and out of the cheapest building material, which was wood. 

The church, which is sanctified to the Holy Trinity, was financially supported by the Protestants from all over Northern Europe. The Swedish and Danish king even ordered financial gatherings for this purpose in their countries. It has been said that the Swedish seamen also helped with the church construction and they left a trace upon it - the upper part of the interior reminds of a ship´s fore turned upside down and the windows are round-shaped - just like on ships. The church leans on four sinuous columns and peripheral walls. 6 galleries were another support. 1541 people can be seated on the galleries and on the ground floor. 

The altar was made by Ján Lerch from Kežmarok in 1718 - 1727. He also created the pulpit. In front of the altar, there is a stone font with a copper cover from 1690. The font is placed on a post. The organ was made by the Levoča organ-builder Vavrinec Čajkovský in 1717 - 1720, and completed by Martin Korabinský from Spišská Nová Ves in 1729. The Kežmarok organ is the oldest and thus, the most valuable working instrument with two fingerboards in Slovakia. The visit to this church really provides an extraordinary experience.

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8 comments

  • Comment Link Miroslav Orinčák Saturday, 22 December 2012 18:39 posted by Miroslav Orinčák

    Tento portál nie je webstránkou zriadenou mestom, ale je súkromnou aktivitou, teda skôr hobby. S mestom, resp. mestkým úradom táto stránka nemá nič spoločné. Webstránka má aj anglickú aj nemeckú verziu. Hore si môžete prepnúť túto stránku do angličtiny a nemčiny. Nepreložené sú iba aktuality, ktoré sú v slovenčine a nie je v našich silách ich prekladať.

  • Comment Link anna Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:39 posted by anna

    Pridavam sa k vrzan, co sa tyka fotky z interieru. Ja som navstivila tento skvost okolo roku 1975-78, na studijnej ceste organizovanej mojim vtedajsim zamestnavtelom Ustredie Umeleckych remesiel(existuje to este ?) Ako Mr. Vrzan, chcela som nalapat na vizitu Kezmarku mojich priatelov v krajine kde teraz zijem, ale vasa webova stranka je neuplna a tiez v len jedej reci. Anglictina je nevyhnutelna, ak chcete mat navstevnikov-obdivovatelov z celeho sveta. Preco nie sa inspirovat webom pre Lednicky kastiel?
    Dodnes nemozem zabudnut aku krasu mohli vytvorit nasi predkovia.

  • Comment Link anna Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:39 posted by anna

    Pridavam sa k vrzan, co sa tyka fotky z interieru. Ja som navstivila tento skvost okolo roku 1975-78, na studijnej ceste organizovanej mojim vtedajsim zamestnavtelom Ustredie Umeleckych remesiel(existuje to este ?) Ako Mr. Vrzan, chcela som nalapat na vizitu Kezmarku mojich priatelov v krajine kde teraz zijem, ale vasa webova stranka je neuplna a tiez v len jedej reci. Anglictina je nevyhnutelna, ak chcete mat navstevnikov-obdivovatelov z celeho sveta. Preco nie sa inspirovat webom pre Lednicky kastiel?
    Dodnes nemozem zabudnut aku krasu mohli vytvorit nasi predkovia.

  • Comment Link Klimeš Friday, 15 June 2012 23:47 posted by Klimeš

    Pan Vrzan, najdite si oficiálnu stránke mesta a tam najdete najdokonalejšieho interaktívneho sprievodcu po všetkých Kežmarských pamiatkach. Takého nemá snaď ani New York.
    Honza z Bystrice

  • Comment Link Administrator Monday, 24 May 2010 18:02 posted by Administrator

    Ceny lístkov ako aj otváracie hodiny sa nachádzajú na vizitke v adresári: http://www.kezmarok.net/sk/adresar/turisticke-atrakcie/muzea-a-expozicie/dreveny-artikularny-kostol

    Na tejto stránke sú informácie o kostole ako o pamiatke v Kežmarku. Takže drevený kostol ako aj iné pamiatky sa tu nachádzajú dvakrát. Pre lepšiu orientáciu pribudnú linky, aby návštevníci našli informácie bez zbytočného hľadania.

  • Comment Link Serhan KINALI Monday, 24 May 2010 09:42 posted by Serhan KINALI

    I was there long ago, simply amazing place...

  • Comment Link Silvia Paulovová, PRESSBURG TOUR SERVICE s.r.o Wednesday, 12 May 2010 12:26 posted by Silvia Paulovová, PRESSBURG TOUR SERVICE s.r.o

    Prosím, kde nájdem ceny vstupeniek?
    Resp. napíšte mi ich.
    Vopred vďaka.
    S. Paulovová

  • Comment Link vrzan Wednesday, 22 July 2009 17:03 posted by vrzan

    Kostel je fantastický, ale vaše informace jsou pod psa. Chtěl jsem do kostela poslat přátele z Canady, ale na vašich stránkách nic zajímavého není, prosím alespon jedno foto interiéru.
    Vrzáň

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