Restoration of the Medieval Church of Sóly
The restoration of the medieval church of Sóly was ultimately completed right after two decades of research and renovation. The village of Sóly is situated in close proximity to Veszprém and its church was to start with outlined in 1009, in the foundation constitution of the bishopric of Veszprém, issued by King Saint Stephen. There is a theory that Sóly is the locale in which the young Stephen defeated Koppány in 997, three a long time just before his coronation. The current church, having said that, dates from the 13th century and was devoted to St. Stephen Protomartyr. Archeological study discovered the traces of an before, picket church below the present edifice. The 13th-century creating is made up of a basic one-aisled nave and a rectangular sanctuary. The location was turned into a fortress at the time of the Ottoman occupation. From this period, a variety of burials have been found inside of the making. The harmed making was lastly restored in 1706 and was embellished numerous times. By this time, the local community and their church were being Calvinist. Wealthy painted decorative frames adorn the home windows, embellished with biblical verses. In 1724, a painted picket gallery was mounted in the nave, and the church was adorned with painted coffered ceilings as very well. As these aspects have been procured and set up by the Museum of Used Arts in Budapest through the 1890s, they ended up now recreated in the sort of copies. The original picket balustrade in the sanctuary of the church, having said that, was at this celebration returned to the church. The western tower of the church was built in 1903.
Within the nave of the church, a medieval fresco of the Crucifixion was uncovered in 2018. The stylistic functions of this painting and the Cosmatesque border decoration around it point out that it was painted in the 14th century. Perhaps it was section of a more substantial cycle – but no other paintings have been located in the church. The newly restored church was ceremoniously opened on March 20, 2022. Call the pastor to go to.
|Crucifixion fresco in the nave|
Here is a little video clip of the restored church.