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The Basilica of Transfer of Saint Nicholas Relics

The Greek Catholic wooden Basilica of Saint Nicholas - Bishop. It belongs among objects declared as National Cultural Heritage. In 2008 it was incorporated along with another 7 wooden churches of Carpatian arch into UNESCO World heritage.

The Basilica of Transfer of Saint Nicholal Relics - Bishop is from 1730. The wooden three-section log building consists of an altar room, a nave and a room under the spire. The altar room has a polygonal (6-angular) form. The roof is a shingle design. Its almost perfect hipped form resembles traditional peasant houses, but it is disturbed by one bigger tower over the "babinec" and a smaller tower over the altar section. The Interior is an original one and is designed in a baroque-rococo style. Iconostasis and altar were produced in first half of 18th century. On the Emperor´s Gate are icons of four evangelists (Mark, Mathew, Lucas and John), along with an icon of the Annunciation.

Worship in the church takes place even today.

Ruská Bystrá