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Medieval wooden churches in Slovakia added to UNESCO Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added medieval wooden churches in the Slovak part of the Carpathian range to its World Heritage List.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added medieval wooden churches in the Slovak part of the Carpathian range to its World Heritage List.

Eight churches were selected for the list: the Roman Catholic Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Hervartov (Bardejov district), the Roman-Catholic Church of All Saints in Tvrdošín, the Evangelical Articular Church in Kežmarok, the Evangelical Articular Church in Hronsek, the Evangelical Articular Church in Leštiny, the Greek-Catholic Church of St. Nicolas in Bodruzala, the Greek-Catholic Church of Michael the Archangel in Ladomirová and the Greek-Catholic Church of St. Nicolas the Bishop in Ruská Bystrá.

This group of eight wooden churches, built between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries is the eighth site on the UNESCO List in Slovakia. The churches are also unique because of their structure and architecture. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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