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Wooden Churches in Slovakia

13. October 2016 ·

Built in the vast forests of the Carpathians between the 15th and 20th centuries, the 60 wooden churches still standing today in Slovakia form a valuable cultural legacy. Eight of them have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Embedded in a multi-confessional and multi-ethnic region, two European cultures with distinctive religious traditions – Western (Latin) and Eastern (Byzantine) – have had a mutually beneficial influence on one another. The outcome is outstanding constructions with a significance that extends far beyond the region itself.