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CHURCH OF ST. MARY MAGDALENE

CHURCH OF ST. MARY MAGDALENE

 

Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Ivanec is a real treasure trove of historical and artistic treasures. This beautiful church was built in the 18th century, and its present form was formed in the 19th century. With a spacious sanctuary and side chapels, it hides historically and artistically significant sculptures and paintings inside. The baptistery with sculptures of seated lions carrying a vessel with a relief front decorated with cherubs, which probably dates from the Middle Ages, is of special significance. A richly painted vault was discovered under a layer of lime plaster, which is believed to be the work of an artist from Ranger's school, if not John the Baptist Ranger, a fresco painter of the Pauline era, himself.

The church owns valuable ecclesiastical vessels, including baroque chalices and paxes with precious stones. The organ from 1887, the work of Master Hefer, provides an unforgettable musical experience.

The wall paintings in the choir, painted by Antun Dovečer in 1779, are particularly valuable. Using the artistic process typical of the late Baroque, he depicted scenes with well-known characters and physiognomy with fine brushstrokes, and rich colors.

The parish church of St. Mary Magdalene in Ivanec is a true sacred gem that provides all believers and visitors with a real artistic and historical experience.