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Beauties of our Homeland – Hronský Beňadik Monastery Issue number
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© Slovak Post, 2007 The abbey in Hronský Beňadik was one of the largest and most affluent Benedictine abbeys in Slovakia. Located in the Hron valley on the ancient road linking Nitra and Zvolen with its mining communities, it served as a medieval public notary (“locus credibilis”) up until the 16th century. The first Romanesque three-aisle basilica was consecrated in 1075 by King Gejza I. Between 1346 and 1375 a twin-towered Gothic church was built on the site of the former monastery complex. Today’s three-aisle hall ending in a polygonal presbytery was renovated after a fire in the 15th century. The...

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