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The medieval church of St. Štefan Kráľ, Žilina

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On a slight hill in the fortified area stands a small medieval church of St. Štefan Kráľ. It is located in the Dolné Rudiny district of Žilina. It is the oldest architectural monument in Žilina. The church was built in the first third of the 13th century in a form that can be seen and admired even today. According to legend, this church was built by the first Hungarian king of St. Štefan in memory of the battle he was to fight with the troops of Polish King Boleslav the Brave.

The medieval church of St. Štefan Kráľ, Žilina

On a slight hill in the fortified area stands a small medieval church of St. Štefan Kráľ. It is located in the Dolné Rudiny district of Žilina. It is the oldest architectural monument in Žilina. The church was built in the first third of the 13th century in a form that can be seen and admired even today. According to legend, this church was built by the first Hungarian king of St. Štefan in memory of the battle he was to fight with the troops of Polish King Boleslav the Brave.

The interior of the church is decorated with wall paintings of late Romanesque style. However, you can also find influences of other stylistic styles, especially Gothic and Baroque. During archaeological research, a small stone foundation of the pulpit and 15 skeletal graves were found in the interior of the church.

The church is surrounded by a stone wall with an entrance gate and a circular bastion. It is a national cultural monument. The medieval church of St. Štefan Kráľ can be visited during services. In addition to services, it is necessary to arrange a visit in advance at the parish office, Žilina Parish - City.

Updated on: 1.9.2021

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The medieval church of St. Štefan Kráľ, Žilina
Žilina
Region: Žilinský
District: Žilina
Area: Horné Považie
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