Church of St. Margaret of Antioch, Kopcany

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Church of St. Margaret of Antioch, near Kopčany, Slovakia, is one of still standing churches for which the Greater Moravian origin is considered. It belongs to the oldest churches in Slovakia. The church was built probably in the 9th or 10th century and was first mentioned in 1329. It was used until the 18th century when a new church was built in the village of Kopčany.
The church is an original pre-Romanesque building. It is a single-cell church with small rectangular chancel to the east chancel. The recent excavations have shown that the original church had a rectangular narthex at the west end of the church, and this contained a large stone lined tomb for the founding figure of the church. When the narthex was pulled down, the Gothic arch which formed the entry at the west end was inserted.
Since 1995, the church has been listed under Slovak cultural heritage. The outside of the church is openly accessible to the public. It stands in a field to the east of Kopčany and it is about 1.6 km from the major Greater Moravian site at Mikulčice, which is on the other side of the Morava river. It is approached by a road and is fairly close to the ruins of a 16th-17th-century building which may have been a farm or manor house.
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  • It is beautiful historical place. Only 5km from this place is very nice castle Holíč. Both must to see.  more »
  • I followed the instructions how to get there turn left in Kopcany of the main st by the sign post - perfect really easy. The little road does take you almost there but in 2019 it is partly closed to.....  more »
  • Nice place with beautiful nature. Nice for 1 day trip from Bratislava
  • Church of St. Margaret of Antioch is near village Kopčany (district Skalica) in Slovakia. It belongs to the oldest churches in Slovakia. The church was built probably in the 9th or 10th century. This place is magical. It stands in the field and also locals and GPS in the car did know know how to get there. We found it finally and it's absolutely worth to see, even the church is closed. Great to make photos and relax. There is silence and some say also special energies. During investigations several graves and jewellery from the times of Great Moravia were found outside the church. If you like to explore, this is right choice. Ok for to go with children or with dog. ☺
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