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Church acess

Before the visit of churches of the Gothic Route, we recommend you to report your visit in advance and arrange a tour according to these contacts, as most of these contacts have also other responsibilities, and opening churches to tourists is not their only task. Please note, that only some of these[…]

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Churches, Rožňava Circuit
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Henckovce, Church of All Saints

The most important landmark of the village Henckovce is the Roman Catholic church, which had been, according to scholars, originally dedicated to St. Stephen, the first king of the Kingdom of Hungary. This ruler from the Arpád dynasty can be found in the coat of arms, and we chose him[…]

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Dobšiná, Lutheran Church

A Gothic St. Valentine Chapel from the first half of the 14th century and a late Gothic church from the end of the 15th century stood on the place of the present Lutheran Church in Dobšiná. Those buildings were rebuilt and unified in 1641. In 1727, the church was enlarged[…]

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Brzotín, Reformed Church

The first settlement situated south of Rožňava is the historically significant village of Brzotín, former centre of a domain. The main landmark of the village is a Romanesque-Gothic reformed Church, whose foundations were already built around the second quarter of the 13th century. It is located on a slight mound[…]

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Brdárka, Lutheran Church

The first settlers of the present-day Brdárka were shepherds and the Vlach people. Located at the end of the valley under the hill named Radzim, Brdárka is known for its vast cherry orchards. At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the village experienced its peak years with a[…]

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Ochtiná, Lutheran Church

The church in Ochtiná was formerly dedicated to St. Nicholas and is one of the oldest and most interesting landmarks of the Gemer countryside. The name of the village is most likely derived from the old German expression for the number eight: ocht, as an evidence of the area settled[…]

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Štítnik, Lutheran Church

A breathtaking gothic church is standing in Štítnik since the 13th century. Exceptionally, it has remained undamaged since the Middle Ages and it had been frequently rebuilt. It was built by a Štítnický noble family. Originally it was only a small church, but during the second third of the 14th century, when[…]

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Churches, Jelšava Circuit
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Rákoš, Church of the Holy Trinity

In the vicinity of Jelšava, an old mining village Rákoš hides a quiet church with unique Gothic paintings. The church was built on an elevated site in the northern part of the village under the slope of Železník Hill on top of which a castle of the Bubek Family was[…]

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Šivetice, Rotunda of St. Margaret of Antioch

A pleasant valley of the meandering Muráň river south of Jelšava has a significant landmark. You cannot overlook the strategically interesting hill above the village of Šivetice, on which a brick Romanesque church dedicated to St. Margaret of Antioch was built in the middle of the 13th century. Šivetice belonged[…]

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