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Rimavské Brezovo

THIS BEAUTIFUL church in Rimavské Brezovo is one of several highly valued architectural monuments in the Rimava River Valley in Gemer region. It dates back to the end of the 13th century and was originally built in the early Gothic style.

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THIS BEAUTIFUL church in Rimavské Brezovo is one of several highly valued architectural monuments in the Rimava River Valley in Gemer region. It dates back to the end of the 13th century and was originally built in the early Gothic style. It was probably quite small then and, thus, apart from the priest, only the yeomen were allowed inside during masses. Others had to stay outside.

The church's interior is decorated with beautiful wall paintings that underwent a sloppy restoration from 1890-1895. The restorers, Möller and Huszko, were so bad, a collection of stories about their poor work exists. For example, they coloured the paintings' very damaged figures blue and even added some to the paintings.

The church is now a national cultural monument, and certainly worth a visit. This postcard shows what it looked like in 1925.


By Branislav Chovan

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