CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MARTIN

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN MARTIN

Painting 21×29,5 cm, oil painting on drawing paper.

Painting catholic church in martin

In medieval ages Martin spread slowly and because it was not legal it was a prey for bandits. In spite of this Martin became seat of regional government in 18.century and seat of Matica Slovenská in 19.century and another national institutions. City lost hardly its village character. On the place where today´s St.Martin´s church stands were already in 12. Century churchyard. Archeological survey showed that on this churchyard were people buried with Christian manners. According to former law there must be a chapel or church in the area of the every churchyard. Church in Martin can easily compete with exterior and interior décor to monumental gothic sacral buildings of wealthier mining cities.