There were already crosses standing on the Calvaria Hill above the Roman Catholic Holy Trinity Church at the beginning of the 1800s; these had rotted over time. The new crosses were made by a local carpenter and his sons. The bodies on the cross were painted by Táp handyman, Tibor Hatos. A “serpentine” pedestrian path was built and reliefs immortalising the 14 stations of Jesus’s Way of the Cross were erected next to it. Wood-carver Károly Schreiner created the station’s images. Thanks to the cooperation of the local populace, the Catholics and the Calvinists erected the crosses and put in plants. The ceremonial benediction of the Táp Calvaria Hill took place on 28 March 2015. When you arrive up at the crosses, you will see a lovely panorama of visitors and pilgrims spread out before you.
The Calvinist congregation in Táp ran a school from 1629. At that time, except for Pápa, there was only this one school in the whole diocese. The Turkish army retreating from Vienna destroyed the village and the church in 1683, but it had already been rebuilt by 1691. In 1700, the Jesuits seized the church and banished the preacher, János Újvári. Freedom of religious profession in Táp was interrupted until 1784. At that time, worshippers went to Réde to attend Reformed services. The Reformed congregation of Táp began to build the current church in September 1784. They had to fill in the marshy land with hundreds of cartloads of soil. The church was inaugurated on 4 December 1785. The tower was built in 1827. Commemorative plaques were installed by the congregation in the church on the 400th and 500th anniversaries of the beginning of the Reformation (in 1917 and 2017).
The church, a listed building, is fundamentally very old, it was already standing in the 14th century. The current form of the Baroque building dates from 1764. Statues of St Stephen and St Emeric stand beside the Baroque high altar’s picture depicting the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit). The pulpit and side altar are also very valuable. The church’s frescoes were restored in 1933 by Antal Borsa and then again in 1993 by Zoltán Závory. The Bethlehem scene can be seen above the choir, the ceiling depicts the baptism of Jesus in Jordan whereas the Ascension can be seen on the sanctuary vaulting. The Way of the Cross begins in the churchyard from the statue of Mary and leads up to the Calvary Hill.