Church of Ascension of the Virgin Mary - Rožňava

Location: Košický kraj, okres Rožňava, Rožňava

GPS: N48°39'41'' E20°31'59''

The most valuable sacral building of Rožňava is the Catholic church of Ascension of the Virgin Mary, which was originally a parish church. It is the bishop cathedral since 1776.

It is the Gothic building from the beginning of the 14th century, which was finished in 1403. The Bakócz chapel was added to it during reconstruction made at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries.

In the period when the bishopric was established in Rožňava, the famous architect J. Mayer, native of Rožňava built the belfry here.

In the interior of the church is the valuable painting of St. Ann Metercia from 1513. In the background of the picture the mining activities are represented and it is supposed that its author belonged to the group of artists around Master Pavol of Levoča. The painting is so far the oldest known graphic picture of 16th century mining in the middle Europe.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama