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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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Koceľovce, Lutheran Church

The landmark of the old mining village with interesting spindle-shaped urbanism is the Lutheran Church located on a low hill at the upper end of the village called Koceľovce. The church is an almost intactly preserved Gothic building from the first half of the 14th century, originally dedicated to St.[…]

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Plešivec, Reformed Church

Plešivec is an ancient seat of the Bubek family. The Ákoš family, the ancestors of the Bubeks, received it from King Belo IV. in 1243, after the battle on the Slaná River, where the ancestor of the Bubeks, Detrik, allegedly saved the king’s life. After stabilizing his position in 1320,[…]

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