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Church of St Elizabeth

Local name: Kostol svätej Alžbety

The church of Saint Elizabeth in Bratislava is also called the Blue Church (Modry Kostol sv. Alżbety). Located in the Old Town. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. It consists of an irregular nave and an elliptical tower. The church is decorated with majolica decorative elements. Above the entrance there is a mosaic depicting St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

The founder of the church was Emperor Franz Josef I. It is widely recognized that he erected it to commemorate his deceased wife Elizabeth Bavarian, called Sissi. The temple was designed by Hungarian architect Odon Lechner. Initially, it was supposed to be covered by a dome. Ultimately, it was decided to have a hip roof, and a smaller version of the dome can be seen inside the church, above the pulpit.

Saint Elisabeth's Church is an interesting building with an irregular shape. From the beginning it is painted blue, with majolica decorations. Ceramic forms were made in a factory in Hungarian Pécs. The interior of the church is simple, covered with a barrel vault. Above the main altar there is a large picture of Elizabeth of Hungary, who was born at the castle in Bratislava.


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    Bezručova 2811 09 Bratislava , Slovakia