Holy Trinity Church Bratislava

Image by Pavel Šoral

Holy Trinity Church – A baroque splendor

As you might have noticed, my infatuation with sacral architecture is deep and passionate. Thus, my next spot’s nothing less than another such majestic piece. The full name of this church is at least as long as its history: Church of Saint John of Matha and Saint Felix of Valois, but being associated with the Trinitarian Order, it’s commonly known as the Holy Trinity Church. Like Bratislava, Holy Trinity Church has a complicated history. In short, the construction of the church started in 1717 and was completed in 1727 by its consecration. Many turbulent events followed, but thankfully, until this day Holy Trinity Church stands tall in spotless condition and represents an astonishing piece of baroque complex tinged with rococo decoration on the outside portal.

What fascinates me about Holy Trinity Church is its atypical look that strikes you at first glance. Moreover, being so richly decorated, it might look out of place relative to its surroundings, but that complements its splendid nature.

There’s no doubt that Holy Trinity Church dominates the whole square, but the true experience begins when you enter. It’s so vast and embellished to the last detail, it’s safe to say that the design of the interior could be overwhelming. It takes time to fully appreciate all the beautiful touches; from paintings, statues, and frescos, it has it all.

I can’t understand why this church isn’t flooded by hordes of tourists. But that’s what makes it much more special to enjoy on your own.

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Zupné námestia, Bratislava

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)