Wooden Church Svätý Krí? - Slovakia
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The Wooden Articled Evangelical Church near the village Svätý Kríž is one of the largest wooden buildings in Central Europe which was moved here from Paludza between 1974 and 1982.
It stands on the border of the territories administered by Svätý Kríž and Lazisko. The ground plan of the church is in the shape of a 43 meters-long (141 ft) cross. The church takes almost 6,000 persons.
The wooden Baroque furniture together with the remarkable wooden Baroque altar from 1693 with the painting of Christ's Transformation were designed to inspire awe. Also the pulpit standing on log foundations supported, as if by a Baroque angel is unique both in terms of visual impression and acoustics. The altar and the pulpit were made by the woodcarver J. Lerch of Kežmarok.
The two-storied choir emporia in the interior of the church are adorned by Biblical paintings and along with a big chandelier of Venetian glass they create a charming atmosphere. Part of the church is also an independently standing wooden tower serving as a belfry. It was added to the church later.
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