Evanjelický kostol Koceľovce
Source: OZ Gotická cesta

Evangelical church in Koceľovce

The church in Koceľovce is a single-nave Gothic building with a polygonal termination of the presbytery and an imaginary tower from the beginning of the 14th century. The tower has a square floor plan on the ground floor, but from the first floor it changes to an octagon, which is a relatively rare solution.

The nave of the church is separated from the presbytery by a massive arch, behind which opens a magnificent gallery of wall paintings. In addition, the probes on the walls of the ship showed another painting not yet discovered. The Koceľovce paintings dated from 1360-80 represent the largest continuous painted area of their kind among all Gemer churches. The most remarkable frescoes include the scene of the Crucifixion and the Entombment, where the painter managed to masterfully depict the deep sorrow and pain of the three Marys from the death of Jesus.

The church´s facilities also include a Gothic stone baptistery and a Baroque altar, whose several-year restoration was carried out with the help of the Gotická cesta association and completed in 2019.

The original door from the 14th century with rich wrought iron decoration leads to the sacristy, the door of the main entrance from the beginning of the 16th century is of a similar type.

Thanks to its height and the roof of the tower, the church forms a prominent feature of the landscape.

, 049 35 Koceľovce