Franciscan church and monastery, Nové Zámky

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Franciscan church and monastery
Františkánsky kostol a rímskokatolícky kláštor
Monastery information
Order Franciscan
Established 24 May 1631
Site
Location Nové Zámky, Nitriansky, Slovakia


The Franciscan church and monastery (Slovakian: Františkánsky kostol a rímskokatolícky kláštor) in Nové Zámky, Nitriansky, Slovakia is an important architectural building built between the years 1626-1631.

History[edit]

The first consecration of the church was done by Cardinal Peter Pazmáň on 24 May 1631. At first it was only a small church with shided roof and with a small monastery. At the beginning of 18th century the monastery was in the hands of Francis II Rákóczi and Mikuláš Bercsényi, who expanded the monastery partially. By the end of 19th century, according to the plans of K. Bálint the next renovation was done. The last complex reconstruction was done between 1978 and the end of the 20th century.

Current use[edit]

Today the monastery serves as the location of the town museum and as a part of the accommodations for the spiritual order of Franciscan monks.

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