Life in the city

Wooden Church

One of the most spectacular and fascinating churches in Miskolc is the Transsylvanian-style wooden church made of 95% pinwqoos looking down onto Petőfi Square. From the gate labeled ”Transylvanian Batho Gate,” a staircase is leading up to its entrance.

A wooden church existed here back in 1698, which was rebuilt and renovated numerous times, until finally in 1938 the current church building was constructed based on the the plans of Bálint Szeghalmy, the city’s chief engineer. With its emblematic symbols, the entire church iconography expresses the encounter of life and death in which life triumphs through the power of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately, the original church building became a victim of arson in 1997 but it was rebuilt shortly after through public donations. The new wooden church was consecrated in May 1999. The ashes of architect Bálint Szeghalmy were put to rest nearby.

Beyond its traditional religious function, the church mainly hosts classical music concerts.

The church is open during regular worship. Visitation is also available by appointment as follows:

Weekdays: 9 a.m. – 12 and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

For appointments, please contact the caretaker’s office at:

Phone: (+36) 30/407 74 96