The unique 'plant church' has no roof or walls

Beech trees fill in the wooden frame of the church.

(Source: Milan Kapusta, TASR)
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The Church of Saint Ladislaus, also called the Plant church of Saint Ladislaus, is located in the cadastre of Debraď village near Košice.

It was built between 2006-2007 on the site of the foundations of a former church from the 15th century. There is a stream near the church and also a hunter’s cabin, the regional daily Košice Korzár wrote.

How to get there

The wooden beam construction of the church is strengthened by majestic beech trees, accompanied by a rock altar and another double-beech.

The shortest route of access is from Debraď village, commonly used by cyclists. Marked touristic routes lead from Moldava nad Bodvou, Jasov and the Drienovecké Baths. However, the beauty of nature is often marred by the frequent visits by tourists who often leave their rubbish behind, the Košice Korzár reported, so please make sure you take yours away.

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