Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The church was built at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries with a tower in its middle. Its nave was later extended, in 1878, according to the text on the plaque above the entrance. Its facade is decorated with the coat-of-arms of the then Bishop of Győr, János Zalka, carved in stone and with the slogan “Fortiter, suaviter” (“Resolutely, gently”). The pulpit and side altar were made around 1780, the high altar around 1900. The side altar boasts a painting of St Florian, the high altar a painting of the new-born Mary and her parents, and the two stained-glass windows in the sanctuary have images of St Emeric and St Francis. The nave’s three ceiling frescoes were painted by Zoltán Závory. The organ was made in 1911 at the Rieger factory. The church’s oldest bell was cast by László Raczko in Vienna in 1535. The inscription says: “Honour your Lord, and the hour of His judgement may come.” Statues of the Lady of the Hungarians and the Holy Trinity stand on the columns in front of the church, erected in 1895 and 1890 respectively.

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