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Wonderful and appealing Blue coloured Church

The St Elizabeth Blue Church is situated about 4 kms from the Old town, and can be approached by Car or by a long 20 minute walk.
It is built around the beginning of the 20t century and is blue from the pews to the roof. The central piece is an Oval Clock Tower. The church looks exquisite with a Blue façade, Tower, design work. The interior is blue too.
We were there on a Sunday morning and saw locals with families enjoy their mass here.

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Oct 04, 2016

Visit the Blue Church

The Blue Church, consecrated to Elisabeth of Hungary, was built in 1907 to 1908 by Ödön (Edmund) Lechner in Hungarian Jugendstil together with the next door Gymnázium (high school) and vicarage. Originaly the church was painted in pastel colors similar to the Gymnázium, the blue color is a later addition.
Opening times:
Monday to Saturday from 6:30 to 8 and 17:30 to 19:30, Sunday 07:30 to 12 and 17:30 to 19:30, also during mass, free entry.

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Sep 16, 2016

Blue church

Church of St. Elisabeth or so called Blue church. It was built in 1907 - 1908 in style of Secession. Actually it looks like Barcelona Gaudi style.

The church was consecrated to Elisabeth of Hungary (1207 – 1231), daughter of Andrew II, who grew up in the Bratislava Castle, called as "Pressburg" some time ago, She was the Princess of Hungary.

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Dec 15, 2013

The 'Blue Church'

The Blue church is really the church of St Elizabeth (Kostol svätej Alžbety) but it's called the Blue Church because....well, because it is very blue indeed, both inside and out!

Apparently it is a favourite place to get married in Bratislava, and I can quite understand why. It really is a very pretty building.

This Saint Elizabeth was originally Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of King Andrew ll. She lived from 1207 to 1231, married at 14 (quite normal for the time) and widowed by the age of 20. After her husband's death she devoted her life to religion and the care of the poor. Several miracles are ascribed to her but the most famous is the 'Miracle of the Roses': she was taking bread to the poor, but when her husband appeared (or her brother...the story varies) she hid it for fear of being accused of theft. When asked about what was under her cloak she replied 'Roses' and, when forced to show what lay within...yes, it was roses.

The Blue Church was built in 1907 in Art Nouveau style. There are mirror mosaic decorations on the outside (including the 'Eye of God' and a depiction of the 'Miracle of the Roses' ). The interior (inaccessible when I visited, but visible through a grille) is oval, with blue-painted pews and double pillars. You can see a 360 degree view of the interior on the link below.

This is a very lovely and unique building, and well worth seeking out. Although not in the Old Town itself it is within easy walking distance.

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Nov 04, 2012
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Fairy Tale Church

This church is simply a wonderfully pretty church to visit. A favorite of locals for getting married. The light blue and white painted church stands out set in a pretty local neighborhood. The communist era building across the street with its stark sculptures creates quite a dichotomy of vision.

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Jun 04, 2010

Blue Church (Modrý kostolík)

The Church of St. Elisabeth, commonly known as the blue church in Bratislava is one of the most unimpressive buildings I have come across. The name comes from the blue colour of the walls of the church. It does not really give you the feel of a church. Nevertheless, it is something that one might consider seeing in the city, being something different.

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Dec 26, 2008

The Blue Church

The Church of St Elizabeth, commonly known as the Blue Church, is refreshingly different from the dark and imposing cathedrals you can find all around Europe. This lovely baby blue church, which is almost 100 years old, was built in the honor of the daughter of Endre II of Hungary, because his daughter, Elizabeth, was considered a saint in Bratislava.

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Jul 22, 2006

Duck's Fountain -- Kacacia fontana

This fountain is the most beautiful in Bratislava by my opinion. It is hidden in the small park in front of University of Comenius and it is also nearby The Blue Church or Church of St Elisabeth... It pictures the story of Danubian waterman who put the spell on three little boys and they changed to stone together with their ducks because they would like to see the underwater Danubian kingdom without the permission of waterman Zeleniak (yelena means green)The sculptor R. Kuehmayer created it in 1914.

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Jun 14, 2004

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Saint Elisabethan Church

This Church is called also "Blue Church" and I like it most :)) If you want to see Slovak wedding, go there in Saturday there are tons of weddings of course. By my opinion it is the most popular church for this occasion in Bratislava and you must wait quite a long time for wedding mass of yours :)...
It was built between 1910-1913 using new materials such as artificial stone and reinforced concrete. The popularity of this fairy tale church is exemplified by its unofficial name "The LIttle Blue Church" thanks to its blue walls, majolica and the glazed roof shingles. Great example of Art Nouveau style in religious architecture. If you will turn and see the big building of gymnsaium on Grosslingova street you will see also the work of Edmund Lechner i nthe same style as the church. The church itself is dedicated to St Elizabeth descendant of Arpad dynasty -patron saint of the poor.

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Nov 06, 2003

Blue Chruch

Seeing the exterior and the interior of the Blue Church I felt like beeing in Disneyland. Very interesting!

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Aug 19, 2008

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