The Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas in Ruska Bystra was built in the beginning of the 18th century. From the architectonic point of view we speak about classic object divided into three spaces – narthex, nave and sanctuary. From the western part, from narthex arises massive tower, finished with an onion dome and three-barred cross. Second, smaller tower is of similar shape and is located above the sanctuary. Both are covered with wooden shingles. The entrance is covered by roof construction supported by wooden pillars.

Iconostasis was originally created for other church, because it doesn’t fit with its dimensions into this church. It has five rowed architecture on five levels. Royal doors are adorned with scenes from the Annunciation and four Evangelists. They are dated to the 17th century. Noteworthy is also the precious icon of the Crucifixion on the altar.

On July 7th 2008 was this church together with other wooden churches inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List under the title “Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area”.

In frame of the project “Restoration of wooden churches, improvement of infrastructure of the Icon Cycloroute” was realized the restoration of iconostasis and altar.

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