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St Elizabeth’s Church, commonly known as the Blue Church, is one of few examples of art nouveau architecture in Bratislava. It was built between 1909–13 according to plans by the Hungarian architect Edmund Lechner and was initially intended to be a chapel for students from the nearby high school.
It is dedicated to St Elizabeth of Hungary, daughter of King Andrew II of the Árpád family, who was probably born in Bratislava Castle in 1207. Its familiar name is drawn from the colour that dominates both its interior and façade: it is decked in a pastel blue mixed with white elements, and patterned with flowers and leaves.
The church remains in use today and is a popular site for wedding ceremonies.
The church is open to the public from Monday to Sunday.
Admission is voluntary.
The Blue Church (Modrý Kostolík)
Address: Bezručová 2, Bratislava; Phone: +421 (0)2 5273-3572
1. Jul 2021 at 7:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff