The most beautiful wooden churches in Slovakia

Exceptional all-wood sacral buildings scattered throughout Slovakia

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The most beautiful wooden churches in Slovakia
Inserted: 06.11.2020
Author: Martin Javorský ©
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A monumental work of folk architecture are wooden churches, unfortunately only rarely preserved in their original place. They are proof of the ingenious technical skill of folk builders, who were able to build them without the use of metal elements. Above all, however, they are proof of the strong religious sentiment of the local people. In June 2008, eight wooden churches and one bell tower were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Hervartov - Church of St. Francis of Assisi

The oldest wooden church in Slovakia

| Altitude: 462 m / 1 516 ft

The oldest and best-preserved wooden church in Slovakia dating from the 15th century is listed as a UNESCO… continue reading


Church of St. Michael the Archangel

| Altitude: 262 m / 860 ft

The wooden church with three turrets built without a single nail in 1742 in the village Ladomirová 6 km from… continue reading

Bodružal - wooden church of St. Nicholas

The oldest Greek Catholic church in Slovakia

| Altitude: 368 m / 1 207 ft

The Church of St. Nicholas (Church of St. Nicholas) is a wooden Greek Catholic church in the village Bodružal… continue reading

Uličské Krivé

The wooden temple of the Holy Archangel Michael

| Altitude: 281 m / 922 ft

The church was built in 1778 and boasts a very beautiful iconographic decoration. It is a national cultural… continue reading

Rusky Potok

Wooden orthodox church of st. Michael the Archangel

| Altitude: 435 m / 1 427 ft

The first written mention of the village Ruský Potok is from 1635. In the village there is a wooden Orthodox… continue reading


Wooden temple and old jewish cemetery

| Altitude: 374 m / 1 227 ft

The small village in Poloniny boasts a wooden Greek Catholic church of St. Michael the Archangel and an old… continue reading


Wooden church from 1745

| Altitude: 343 m / 1 125 ft

Jalová is a village at the foot of the Bukovské Hills in the Poloniny National Park near the Starina… continue reading

Russian Bystra

Wooden church inscribed on the UNESCO list

| Altitude: 448 m / 1 470 ft

On the hill above the village of Ruská Bystrá is the easternmost Slovak church of all eight, which have been… continue reading


All-wood church and bell tower inscribed on the UNESCO list

Altitude: 308 m / 1 010 ft

A wooden articular church with a free-standing bell tower from 1726 has been built in the village of Hronsek,… continue reading

Kežmarok - wooden church of the Holy Trinity

A gem inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List

| Altitude: 626 m / 2 054 ft

This evangelical wooden articular church was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008. This is due… continue reading

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