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CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

CHAPEL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

 

Breathe in the fresh air, relax and listen to the story of this interesting building.

According to legend, the church was supposed to be built on the neighboring hill, but just before construction, a white dove landed on the spot where the church is today. It was believed that was a sign from heaven because the white dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. The church was first mentioned in 1649 under the name S. Spiritus un Monte Dubovecz, and it is believed to have been built at the end of the 14th century.

This single-nave Gothic building contains two carved baroque altars with an altarpiece of the Holy Spirit (the work of E. Weingarten from 1893) and a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Rosary. Through their construction and plastic details, the altars, probably the work of local woodcarvers from the 17th century, exude the spirit of the Renaissance.

Architecturally, it is a single-nave building with three altars inside. In the sanctuary, there is the altar of the Holy Spirit, and in front of the sanctuary, in the nave of the church, there is the altar of St. Vitus, of which only a picture remained, and the altar of the Rosary of the Mother of God.

The chapel tower hides an interesting 17th century bronze bell with the inscription: NICOLAVS BOSET VRBANVS CELEAE ME FVDIT ANNO 1686, which is believed to have come from the chapel of the Petheö de Gerse family. In Eugen Kumičić's novel The Zrinski-Frankopan Conspiracy, this church is mentioned as the place where Petar and Katarina Zrinski got engaged.