St George chapel – Skalica

Location: Trnavský kraj, okres Skalica, Skalica

GPS: N48°50'55'' E17°13'31''

The most valuable building and symbol of Skalica is the Romanesque St George chapel.

It stands on top of a small hill on the edge of the town and is one of the most beautiful Romanesque structures in Slovakia. It was built as a castle church probably in the 12th century. It is a half-circle shaped sanctuary with a round nave, which survive in their original forms. At the beginning of the 15th century it was adapted and included into the town walls. Inside the rotunda are Gothic wall paintings representing St George struggling with a dragon.

Parts of the Gothic town wall and gates still stand near the rotunda.

Source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama