Kerkáskápolna

 

The community was the home of guards stationed along the Kerka Stream between the 11th and 14th centuries. Today’s Kerkáskápolna is mentioned in 15th century documents as Alkarika or Kápolnásfalu. In the 1500s it was one of the most densely populated villages in the Őrség region, which could also boast a church (i.e. the word ‘chapel’ does not necessarily refer to a small-sized church). In 1612 both the village and its church fell prey to the Turks’ fire and on their return, the inhabitants replaced the old church with a smaller wooden construction that, yet again, got destroyed in the first half f the 18th century. The locals of the village have been Calvinists since the mid-1500s. The area to the north of the village used to be a vineyard until the early 1900s, with its own traditional rules. That St Martin was held in great respect is illustrated by the fact that the locals held “council meetings” around St Martin day. The minutes of these meetings, held on the vineyard hill, are valuable edifices of local history.
 
Accommodation:
Angelika Guesthouse - Kerkáskápolna Fő u. 80. Tel.: (36) 30 5591-554, E-mail: info@angelikavendeghaz.hu , Homepage
Hostel of the Reformed church - Kerkáskápolna Tel.: (36) 94 444-009, E-mail: refbajansenye@gmail.com ,Homepage

 

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The St George Abbey of Ják was founded by Marthinus Magnus de Jaak in cca. 1220, and it was consecrated in 1256. Its magnificent recessed doorway is the finest example of Hungary’s Romanesque architecture. The monastery, built adjacent to the church but destroyed in the late 16th century, was the home of Benedictine monks.   .....

 

 

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