Renaissance Bell tower - Kežmarok, Slovakia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rikitan
N 49° 08.230 E 020° 25.791
34U E 458412 N 5442860
Quick Description: Renassaince Bell tower in Kežmarok, located in the walled area of the parish church of the Holy Cross is the one of most beautiful Slovak Renaissance monuments, the oldest Renaissance campanile in Spiš region built by Ulrich Materer in 1586 - 1591.
Location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia
Date Posted: 10/26/2014 6:43:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:

Renassaince Bell tower, Kežmarok

Renaissance Bell tower in Kežmarok is located in the walled area of the parish church of the Holy Cross. It is the oldest Renaissance campanile in Spiš region. It’s one of most beautiful Slovak Renaissance monuments, built by local architect Ulrich Materer between years 1586 and 1591.

This little square building did not exceed the height level of its surroundings. Clearly legible composition is characterized by strong horizontal subdivision of fields. Overridden floor is smooth, with inlet. Slightly sentinel floor rests on swirled consoles, on all four sides architecturally accented by arcade holes of biforium and triforium types.

The entire building is finished by gable attic. Important role in overall composition plays a rich sgraffito, created by Hans Brechenzweig.

Sources: zvonice.nzw.sk, own visit and pictures at the site

Date of origin:: 1586-1591

Architect(s): Ulrich Materer

Style: Late Renaissance (ca. 1580–1620)

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Type of building (structure): Bellfry

Address:
Kostolné námestie 405/18 Kežmarok 06001 Slovakia


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