Rimavská baňa

Rimavská Baňa, Evangelical Church of Augsburg Confession

The early Gothic single-nave church (now Evangelical) above the village of Rimavská Baňa is enclosed by a Renaissance wall. Interestingly, the church was painted both inside and outside. The Baroque-classical bell tower from the 18th century is uncharacteristically added to the northern wall of the presbytery.

Rare medieval wall paintings are preserved in the presbytery of the church - on the east side of the triumphal arch, partly on the north wall and above the pastophorion (a niche in the wall).

In the interior, visitors will also be attracted by the valuable coffered ceiling (1783), the Baroque altar (1745) with a pulpit (1747) and a carved stallum (pew) from 1695.

Draw your attention to these wall paintings

Ladislaus Legend

On the north wall of the nave of the church is the best-preserved painting of the church, which depicts the Ladislaus Legend. The story of heroism and knightly life begins in the left part, where the walls of Varadin rise. Behind them, we see women looking anxiously and the mournful figure of a young maiden beneath the walls. In the middle is depicted the fierce battle of the Hungarian and Cuman cavalry at Cerhalma, full of emotion. An interesting feature is the detailed depiction of the harnesses, colours of the horses, clothing and headgear distinguishing the Hungarian and Cuman armies. The story continues with scenes such as St. Ladislaus' struggle with Cuman, Ladiva's help in killing him and the king's resting in her lap.

Keystone with the coat of arms of Stibor of Stiboricz

The coat of arms of Stibor of Stiborice, the son-in-law of the local landowners of Szecheny, is placed in a disc-shaped keystone on the vault of the church presbytery. The ribs of the vault are painted with a red and white geometric ornament and converge at the top to form a bracket with the aforementioned coat of arms.

St. Barbara's fresco

Saint Barbara, the patron saint of miners, is depicted on the inner right side of the triumphal arch. St. Barbara is usually depicted with a tower (as in this case). The origin of this scene is a legend according to which Barbara's father had her locked in a tower so that she would not meet Christians and grow in their faith.