Ghelinţa

 

It lies in picturesque surroundings, at the foot of the Muşat-, Astig (Asztag)-, Bonia (Bonyo)-, and Zarnea (Zernye)-alps behind it.
The greatest value of Ghelinţa is the monument-church in the village district named Felszeg, whose foundation stones date back to the XIIIth century. The old church is surrounded by a stone castle wall, and there is a bell with Renaissance ornamentations on its gate-tower from the XVIIIth century.
The semicircled sanctuary, the nave and the southern and western gate-apertures of the church that was built in honour of Prince St. Imre were raised in the XIIIth century. A bigger, Gothic sanctuary was built in the XV-XVIth century, the number 1503 can be read on its tabernacle. The church was fortified in 1628, whose memory is conserved in the inscription on one of the ceiling cassettes. The building of the castle wall commenced after the completion of the ceiling that is made of 103 cassettes.

The main and the side-altars were made at the end of the XVIIIth century, the pledge picture of the former depicts Prince St. Imre.
In the twentieth century there were also outer wall-painting fragments uncovered. On the frescos of the western wall there is a legend of apostle St. Jacob, and below it there can be seen scenes from the New Testament. The row of pictures continues on the northern side of the nave with the Passion. Above it can be found the fresco depicting St. Laszlo’s legend, to which the church owes its fame. On the southern wall there are depicted fragments of the Last Judgement.

(22 kms from Valea Seacă, half an hour by car)

 

 

Itt tartzkodsz: SIGHTS Monuments Ghelinţa