Starý Smokovec, Wooden Roman Catholic church

The church in Stary Smokovec is located in the mountainous village, just a few meters from the valley (bottom) station funicular to Hrebienok. It is built in the Alpine style and half-timbered masonry, which is the characteristic of this building style and unrepeatable.
The church was built in 1888 on the site of the original smaller chapel which at that time did not meet the needs of local capacity-believers. The late seventies of the last century have all been fitted with stained glass windows by painter Vincent Hložník. The church building is a real gem. This argument is enhanced by the fact that the original Gothic Madonna from the main altar (which comes from Ruskinoviec – type no existent and nearby village of the district Kežmarok), is now in the National Museum in Bratislava. The whole decoration of the church is composed so as to directly fit into one of the biggest tourist sites in Slovakia.

GPS: 49°08’28.2″N 20°13’16.2″E

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