• GPS: 49.11616, 18.70022

The ruins of the Gothic Church of St. Helena dating from the 14th century rise above the village of Stránske. Originally, it was a one-aisle building with a polygonal presbytery, a western tower and a northern sacristy. However, the sacral building has undergone several modifications during its existence.

St. Helena Church had modest furnishings and most of the interior details were made of wood. It served the faithful until 1858, when the whole area was hit by a strong earthquake with an epicenter at Minčol peak. The earthquake disrupted the church's stability so much that it had to be closed.

The Church of St. Helena decayed for many years and until now only the remains have been preserved, the most significant of which is the tower. Since 2012, the ruins of the church as well as the grounds have been taken care of by activists from the civic association "Restoration of the Slovak land".

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