The Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area inscribed on the World Heritage List consist of two Roman Catholic, three Protestant and three Greek Orthodox churches built between the 16th and 18th centuries. The property presents good examples of a rich local tradition of religious architecture, marked by the meeting of Latin and Byzantine cultures.
This distinctive church sits on a grassy hillside above the small village of Brežany, fifteen kilometres south-west of the city of Prešov....
wooden church at Zboj
The Saint Myckola (Nicholas) Church of the Byzantine-Slavonic rite was built in 1766. The three segment timber structure in Zboj, eastern Slovakia was built on a stone foundation. The Sanctuary with its polygonal shape is covered with pyramid timbers. It is lighted from three sides through small windows, cut out in the timber structure. The shingle roof is in the form of dome. A small tower in the form of tabernacle ends with a top in the form of onion. Its Rococo iconostas from 1766 is…
Wooden Churches and Folk Architecture of Central & Eastern Europe
This blog is dedicated to the wooden churches and other forms of traditional folk architecture found throughout Central & Eastern Europe, particularly the Carpathian Mountains region in Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, Romania and the Czech Republic. My eventual goal is to visit and photograph all of these churches, and I will post the photos and a description of each of them here.