Church of Nativity of the Virgin Mary - Marianka

Location: Bratislavský kraj, okres Malacky, Marianka

GPS: N48°14'53'' E17°3'53''

The most important sacral building in the village Marianka is the Roman Catholicchurch of Nativity of the Virgin Mary.

It was built in 1377 in the Gothic style, it was widened in the 17th century and reconstructed in the Baroque style in the 18th century. J. Lippert reconstructed the presbytery of the church in the Neo-Gothic style in 1877 but the Baroque stucco ornamentation of the nave with the motif of the Pauline order (two lions next a palm tree) survives.

The statue of the sitting Madonna from the end of the 14th century, allegedly cut from a pear tree wood by some hermit, adorns the altar. As there are few Romanesque monuments preserved in Slovakia, Madonna of Marianka with the Romanesque flair is highly appreciated. In front of the church the Late Baroque statue of St John Nepomukstands.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama