Old Wooden Church, Miskolc

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#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County
The Wooden Church is a church in Miskolc, Hungary. It is built of carved wood. The present building was built in 1999 in place of the previous one that was destroyed by arson in 1997.The first church was consecrated on September 13, 1637, but both this date and the existence of the church are preserved only in tradition and there is no documentary evidence. The first document mentioning a church at this site dates back to 1698. This church was built of wood, but nothing else is known about it. The first church known by the name of 'Wooden Church' was built in 1724 and it stood until 1937.István Bató, a 19th-century citizen of Miskolc left a large sum to the church. As long as there are Protestants in Miskolc, this wooden church should be kept in good condition... should it burn down, it should be rebuilt of wood, he wrote in his will. Thus when the church became too old to maintain, the citizens decided that the new church should also be built of wood.The new church was designed by Bálint Szeghalmi. It was made entirely of wood brought from Transylvania, an area with long traditions of wood-carving, and the design also had Transylvanian elements. The result was a beautiful and unique church. The construction was finished by 1938.The church was set on fire by an arsonist on December 4, 1997. The city mourned its loss, and an almost identical church was built in its place in 1999.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I wish I had five to six times a year, I really like him. Anyway, here was my wedding. Blessing of peace who visits!
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  • July 31, 2017
    To promote area, walk over to, how far does not, 階 TI seems not to leave, and up the small slope can be entered after Church base, it may be too early to church still not open. Although the is a recent reconstruction of the Church, but quite wooden arabesquitic church alone, it is worth a visit.
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  • July 27, 2017
    The church is perched on the side of the hill with a small graveyard attached, the church is beautiful but in need of restoration. Unfortunately on both occasion we have been there the church has been...  more »
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  • February 28, 2017
    Long time ago the church burned down and It's been rebuilt very nicely.
  • March 21, 2017
    Miskolc is one of the truly special. Worth checking out! I've burnt several times, but each time they built again. Bato (19. Century lived at the request of a trader of Miskolc) everytime you just burn and kizárólagfából build again. Bato church cemetery surrounding the family.
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  • May 30, 2017
    A pleasant surprise to the city's unique historic wooden church, betontengerében its value.
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  • June 25, 2017
    Nice building
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  • June 21, 2016
    -EN-Beautiful and very special building. Unfortunately, it is not completely original condition because once the flames unfortunately the shoulder. Entry fee is and must first call the phone number. The cemetery has several graves surrounding interesting worth visiting. -EN-is a beautiful and special. Unfortunately there is original because it was destroyed by the flames, and what you can see now is only a reconstruction. The entry is chargeable and you must first call the phone number. Incanjurator cemetery has some interesting tombs worth seen.
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