The restoration of the medieval church of Sóly was last but not least completed after two decades of research and renovation. The village of Sóly is situated close to Veszprém and its church was initially talked about in 1009, in the basis constitution of the bishopric of Veszprém, issued by King Saint Stephen. There is a theory that Sóly is the locale where the youthful Stephen defeated Koppány in 997, three years ahead of his coronation. The existing church, on the other hand, dates from the 13th century and was dedicated to St. Stephen Protomartyr. Archeological study identified the traces of an previously, wooden church under the current edifice. The 13th-century building is made up of a basic a single-aisled nave and a rectangular sanctuary. The place was turned into a fortress at the time of the Ottoman occupation. From this period, a range of burials have been found inside of the developing. The weakened developing was at last restored in 1706 and was embellished quite a few occasions. By this time, the group and their church had been Calvinist. Rich painted ornamental frames beautify the windows, embellished with biblical verses. In 1724, a painted wood gallery was set up in the nave, and the church was adorned with painted coffered ceilings as perfectly. As these things were being procured and installed by the Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest for the duration of the 1890s, they ended up now recreated in the form of copies. The first wood balustrade in the sanctuary of the church, nonetheless, was at this celebration returned to the church. The western tower of the church was crafted in 1903.
Inside 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 all-around it indicate that it was painted in the 14th century. Possibly it was part of a much larger cycle – but no other paintings have been identified in the church. The newly restored church was ceremoniously opened on March 20, 2022. Get hold of the pastor to take a look at.
|Crucifixion fresco in the nave|
Here is a compact video of the restored church.