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Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: 16-18th century
Date of Inscription: 2008
Location: Europe, Slovakia, Carpathian Mountain Area, eight different locations
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Description: The inscribed site sitting on the Slovak side of the Carpathian Mountain Area is made up of two Roman Catholic, three Protestant and three Greek Orthodox churches constructed in the 16th-18th centuries. The Wooden Churches present fine examples of a rich local tradition of religious architecture, denoting the encounter of Latin and Byzantine cultures. As their respective religious practices differed, the edifices if each displayed a few typological differences in the floor plans, interior spaces and the external appearance. They stand witness to the major architectural and artistic trends that developed during the period of construction all interpreting and adapting to a certain geographical and cultural context. Paintings decorate the walls and ceilings of the interiors whilst other works of art enhance the cultural significance of the properties. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Carpathian Wooden Churches is the name of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that consists of nine wooden religious buildings constructed between 16th and 18th century in eight different locations in Slovakia. They include two Roman Catholic (Hervartov, Tvrdošín), three Protestant (so-called Articular churches in Hronsek, Leštiny, Kežmarok) and three Greek Orthodox churches (Bodružal, Ruská Bystrá, Ladomirová) plus one belfry in Hronsek. Alongside these churches there are about 50 more wooden churches in Slovakia --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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